Dr Alex Mardapittas and LMoS Denise Fox
VIRTUE EV is a combined DC rapid/fast charger and energy storage system with an integrated 6kW solar (PV) canopy. It can provide up to 80kWh of storage with 50kWh bi-directional grid-tied inverters.
The system provides both off-grid electric vehicle rapid charging (50kW CHAdeMO) and an electric vehicle fast
charging (11kW) AC charger, allowing a site with limited grid capacity to charge vehicles without upgrading grid infrastructure. It can also be charged directly through renewable generators so that the charging of vehicles can be done independently from the grid.
All VIRTUE EV systems are provided with solar canopy integrated connectivity with single units including 6kW solar PV and double units containing 12kW canopies.
VIRTUE EV is an application of the VIRTUE energy storage system and is capable of utilising the energy stored through this solution to charge electric vehicles, the key benefits of Virtue EV include the ability to:
VIRTUE EV offers local electric vehicle rapid charging and storage that greatly reduces demand spikes caused by electric vehicles connecting to the grid. It supplies the highest possible charging rate by utilising stored energy to deal with the sudden large demand of power, which not only helps with the wider infrastructure but also the local network.
VIRTUE EV can be tailored to match customers specifications; whether this is a system is needed with integrated renewable generation, a unit for use within restricted space or a solution that can bring additional revenues.
There are multiple options that can be added or altered to meet your specific needs, these include:
Powerstar, the market leading voltage optimisation and energy storage brand, is currently involved in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and Innovate UK. Sheffield Hallam University ‘control and power electronics’ PhD graduate and Powerstar employee Dr. Zeng is at the forefront of developing a portable solar power PV inverter system...