Document Type : Original Article
Electronics Research Institute, Giza, Egypt.
This paper focuses on sizing, modeling, control and simulation of PV standalone system for powering electric bikes (E-bikes) battery charging station in Maadi region, Cairo, Egypt. The aim of the proposed PV system is to reduce the grid energy consumption and promote the use of renewable energy. HOMER software is applied for sizing and optimizing the PV charging station. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique, based on the Perturb and Observe (P&O) and fuzzy logic controller (FLC), is implemented for the PV charging station. The system has a daily load of 250 kWh/day and 25 kW peak. The analysis and simulation results for both P&O controller and FLC are also presented. The implementation of MPPT technique is carried out using MATLAB-SIMULINK software. The maximum power output reached 65 KW when PV module is subjected to irradiance of 1000 W/m2. FLC has better, faster response and steady state output comparing with P&O controller