Design of a Solar-Powered EV Charging Station in Pakistan
Keywords:Electric vehicles (EVs), Solar power, EV charging stations, Pakistani marke, Solar resource availability
Electric vehicles (EVs) are emerging as the new face of this area as a result of the depletion of fossil fuel reserves and the climate problem. However, only if EVs are charged with renewable energy will the concept of EVs be truly sustainable. The complete adoption of a transportation system powered by renewable energy is prompted by the worrisome state of global warming. The major carbon emitter in Pakistan at the moment is the electricity sector, whereas the fastest-growing emitter is the transportation sector. To address this issue in the Pakistani market, we designed an easy-to-install solar-powered EV charging station. Our design takes into account the quantity of sunlight that is available, the space needed for solar panels, the needs for batteries, and power calculations in order to match the power requirements of a specific EV model. The power calculations revealed that an MG ZS EV electric car in Pakistan requires a solar system with a size of 10 kW, employing 25 solar panels and a space of roughly 7.804 m2. To reach the needed capacity, the battery pack would need 2967 cells, with 110 cells connected in series and 27 cells connected in parallel. Sensitivity analysis was carried out to examine the effects of changing a variety of various variables on the design of a solar-powered EV charging station. As a result, our solar-powered EV charging station can provide Pakistani EV consumers with a reliable and useful charging option.