Production of solar electricity will become an increasing share of global electricity production. One disadvantage of solar power production is that it is often difficult to utilise fully. However, it is possible to control the charging of electric vehicles.
Being able to control the charging power is a prerequisite for expansion of new charging points. Most system suppliers and operators of charging stations have some type of local power control, but there are also large numbers of existing charging stations without control. As the standard for the charging equipment and communication is established, it is now possible to control the charging power supervisory which is the basis for the Solarcharge Systems.
Solelia’s Solarcharge Plugin is based on simultaneous measurement of charging points and electricity production. Master control of charging the vehicles is effectively matched to the utilisation of the produced solar power. The application for Solarcharge Systems is designed to easily integrate with existing property and monitoring systems. The application is based on open communication protocols and standards.
A standardised “property message” with all the necessary information about charging points, power generation, data formats, owners , etc., will be created for each user. This message can be used directly in existing building and SCADA systems as a basis for fees and rents.
For a property owner or municipality with several properties and charging stations it can be of great benefit to use standardised communication at all levels to exploit existing and new charging stations efficiently.
Regardless of the existing charging system or operator, the charging stations can be connected to the common network. Charging power can then be controlled both locally and aggregated. More charging stations can be set up without investment in new cabling, etc. The cost of feeding and installations decreases significantly.