To compare Solar-based (powered) EV Charging Station and Stations connected with the electrical grid for revealing the most environmentally friendly solution
The Laboratory of Soft Energy Applications and Environmental Protection (SEALAB) of the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former TEI of Piraeus) undertook this practice. Target of this practice: (1) Monitoring all energy data (2) Supporting the efforts towards the infrastructure development (3) Accelerating the implementation of a European national electrification action plan through the construction of EV charging stations based on PV generators. The station is considered to be very environmental friendly, able to support the decarbonisation of the European transport sector.

Resources needed

>25.000 Euro
Some members of SEALAB

Evidence of success

This type of charging station is expected to enable and encourage the electrification action plan in European and national level as it is based on PV generators. Besides, it is considered as one of the most environmental friendly solutions, a fact that can accelerate the CO2 emissions reduction and the promotion of electromobility as a very sustainable and green transport field. Additionally, one of the most important features of this station is the collection and monitoring of energy data.

Difficulties encountered

Corresponding energy and power demand, environmental behavior and some preliminary cost-benefit estimations
The solar-based EVCSs have remarkable first installation costs
Severe problem of charging station batteries replacement throughout the operational life of the installation and their disposal

Potential for learning or transfer

Ease of implementation: somewhat easy
Impact: high
Benefit Cost Ratio: high

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Main institution
Soft Energy Applications & Environmental Protection Laboratory Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
Aττική, Greece (Ελλαδα)
Start Date
February 2014
End Date
November 2014


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