Solar charging station 

for electric vehicles

Solar charging station for electric vehicles

Context

Commercial and industrial (C&I) buildings today wish to benefit from solar energy with the possibility of including electric vehicle charging stations in their parking spaces.

 

When solar production capacity + charging stations are added, several key issues must be managed :

 

Monitoring Anomaly detection on the scale of a portfolio of self-consumption charging stations

Smart charging application: control of the charging speed of the station according to the state of charge of the batteries

V2G: control of the charging and discharging of the charging station according to the instructions received

 

 

A monitoring and control system is therefore essential to carry out the services linked to the charging station.

Microgrid for electric vehicle charging composed of a building with solar pv panel and grid and monitoring and control system

Elum's solution

ePowerLog DL and the ePowerControl ZE/PPC solutions are Elum Energy’s monitoring and control solutions that connect to the solar inverters (RS485/TCP), to the grid and to the site load (via meters) and to the charging stations (TCP/RS485). These solutions automatically monitor and control the output power of the PV inverters according to the country’s feed-in regulation constraints. These solutions are compatible with all Modbus-capable inverters on the market.

Key elements

Extensive compatibility with the leading inverter suppliers on the market 

Simple and intuitive eConf configuration menu allowing configuration and start-up of the controller in a few hours.

The ePowerControl solutions are also dataloggers allowing data feedback

ePowerControl ZE ensures the limitation of feed-in to the national grid in case of solar overproduction

The ePowerMonitor web platform allows to remotely monitor the status and consumption of the site’s equipment in order to ensure its performance and facilitate its maintenance through personalized alarm management

ePowerControl PPC V2G communicates with a PLC sent by EDF to control the charging station

Products

ePowerControl PPC

Power Plant controller

 

ePowerLog DL

 Universal Datalogger

ePowerControl ZE

Solar plant export limitation controller

ePowerMonitor

Remote site monitoring platform