Optimization of installation and operation for retail store with photovoltaic, storage battery and EV quick charger

Jun Yamasaki*, Ryuichiro Tominaga, Yohei Ishii, Atsushi Shimizu, Shingo Kinoshita, Shinji Wakao

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the near future, it is expected the widespread use of electric vehicles (EVs). And a lot of retail stores will have EV quick chargers. This might cause a problem that is a rise in electricity costs of the stores because of an increase in maximum load power. The stores want to reduce electricity cost especially related with load peak for low cost operation. Installation of photovoltaic (PV) and storage battery system are one of the solutions for peak cutting. So it is important to decide the reasonable system scale to install. On the other hand, the stores also want to make battery lifetime longer for low cost operation. Thus, an optimization method of system installation and operation for a retail store is discussed in this paper. In the first step, the system scale is optimized, whose purpose is maximizing the effect of peak cut with minimum installation cost. In the optimization, a genetic algorithm (GA) is employed to solve the multi-objective trade-off problem. In the next step, system operation is optimized to make battery lifetime longer. In order to extend the battery lifetime, start timing control of the EV quick charge is effective. However, start timing control delays the beginning of charging, which makes it unattractive for customers. The relationship between delay time and battery lifetime improvement is investigated. And a design method to achieve long system lifetime is shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 192011 Jun 24

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Conference37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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