Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A L. Bokopane and  K. Kusakana and  H. J. Vermaark
%D 2014 
%J  International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 95, 2014
%T Hybrid System Configurations and Charging Strategies for Isolated Electric Tuk-Tuk Charging Station in South Africa
%V 95
%X The success of renewable powered electric vehicle
charging station in isolated areas depends highly on the availability
and sustainability of renewable resources all year round at a selected
location. The main focus of this paper is to discuss the possible
charging strategies that could be implemented to find the best
possible configuration of an electric Tuk-Tuk charging station at a
given location within South Africa. The charging station is designed,
modeled and simulated to evaluate its performances. The technoeconomic
analysis of different feasible supply configurations of the
charging station using renewable energies is simulated using
HOMER software and the results compared in order to select the best
possible charging strategies in terms of cost of energy consumed.

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