Analysis of domestic power generation: options to recharge electric cars
Tutor / director / evaluatorOlivella Nadal, Jordi
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Perhaps it is not easily appreciated, but right now the automotive and energetic sectors are experiencing a complete transformation. In fact, this change started many years ago with the arrival of the efficient vehicles, coming after the hybrid ones, and is happening now with the arrival of the electric vehicles. It is probably a matter of social awareness, with the aim of finding a sustainable model that allows the development, but also being viable for us and for the environment. The pollution and the end of reserves of fossil fuels are matters of today, and a solution should be found with enough margin to be implemented, in order to keep moving forward. This project will be focused on the present available options to recharge an electric vehicle, studying today's situation of the automotive market and the technologies that can be applied into this field. It will also be studied how have the EVs developed in the past years, and how are they expected to improve in the future. It will be also carried out an analysis to find the best solutions to install a photovoltaic installation at home, connected to a storage system with the goal of producing all the electricity needed. The PV and the storage equipment will be compared, and then applied into a domestic installation model to estimate how feasible is to become selfsufficient in terms of energy.