Design and sizing of solar PV plant for an electric bus depot in Malaysia

Shah Mohammad Mominul Islam, Arshad Adam Salema, Joanne Mun Yee Lim

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Electric buses consume a high amount of electricity during the charging process, resulting in a high maximum demand (MD) that leads to high operational cost and emissions. Therefore, the aim was to use solar energy to reduce the MD. The off-grid solar PV plant has been designed and sized based on the MD data of the bus depot. The results include the number of PV modules; area required to install the PV modules; sizing of the balance of system. For example, about 7350 modules, 1200 flooded deep cycle batteries, 760 kW inverter size, 566 MPPT smart solar charge controllers and 23,200 m2 (5.73 acres) area are needed to offset 466.5 kW of MD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies (ICRET 2020)
EditorsH.J. Kim
Place of PublicationLes Ulis France
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2020
EventInternational Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies 2020 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 8 Jan 202010 Jan 2020
Conference number: 6th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2555-0403


ConferenceInternational Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies 2020
Abbreviated titleICRET 2020
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