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Vehicle to Grid

With V2G we are stabilising the grid and revolutionising the energy market

Your electric car could be part of a revolution

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The majority of EV’s spend around 23 hours of the day stationary. What if we could use this time for temporary stationary storage. What if the energy stored in your vehicle battery could be returned to the power grid at times of increased energy demand? what if you could supply your home entirely with your own solar power? This is the vision behind the high-tech Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) solutions; a vision which we at EVSE Australia strive towards implementing.

bi-directional charging

What is bi-directional charging?

Bi-directional charging is what it literally sounds like. With a little help of the newest technologies, we can either push electricity to the EV battery or electricity can be taken from the car battery and pushed back to the grid. For the technology to become mainstream, two things are required.

  • First of all, charging devices and electric vehicles need to be compatible.
  • Furthermore, we need more electric cars on our roads. Or to be precise, larger scale on the roads is not enough, as V2G requires the cars to be plugged in to the grid.
  • consumers need to be engaged to participate – in large enough quantities.

Intially, V2G was implemented through the DC line (CHAdeMO), which required the use of an expensive external bi-directional charger.

Using the AC network as opposed to the DC has many advantages with the biggest being cost and availability. Having an on-board charger/inverter drawn to V2G, adaptation and cost on the infrastructure side are minimal. Our alternating-current technology has the particularity of placing the reversible charger inside vehicles, so it just requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging terminals.”

The grid is powered by renewables with the energy supply higher than demand. The vehicle is charging
V2G technology is in the collection of excess generated power

renewable v2g power

The grid is powered by renewables with the energy supply higher than demand. The vehicle is charging

V2G technology is in the collection of excess generated power

When the energy production is lower than the demand. Vehicle charging stops
V2G technology now means the plugged in EV’s give energy back to the grid.
This is the concept of bi-directional charging.

vehicle to grid renewable power

When the energy production is lower than the demand. Vehicle charging stops

V2G technology now means the plugged in EV’s give energy back to the grid.

This is the concept of bi-directional charging.

Electricity generation and usage

Wind turbines that remain motionless for days on end are unfortunately a common sight these days. This is not, as you might think, due to a lack of wind. Quite the opposite: wind turbines have to be turned off if they produce more energy than the power grid can accommodate. One field of application for V2G technology is in the collection of excess generated power. Storage capacity is growing along with the number of electric cars included in the Vehicle-to-Grid “swarm”, which enables renewable energy to be put to better use.

Your electric car creates connections

If energy supply exceeds demand, electricity prices fall. Then, energy from the sun, wind and water can be stored in your electric car battery at low cost, while your car charges at the charging station. If demand increases or supply decreases, this energy can be fed back into the power grid in return for a profit. In future, you will determine for how long your car is available as storage, and the point from which you need your car to be ready for use with a full battery, e.g. before a long journey.

Energy control in the smart home

Has it ever annoyed you that you feed your own solar power into the grid and receive little compensation, but then have to buy it back at a high price? Would it not be better to temporarily store the electricity for later use? Ultimately, battery capacities in modern electric cars are sufficient to supply one household with power for several days – and that is precisely the objective behind Vehicle-to-Home (V2H). For anyone who seeks a solution to charge their electric car with own-produced solar power already today,

Will Battery Life Be Affected

Using EV’s as grid storage can impact battery longevity as they have a finite number of charging cycles. Battery life is a complex function of chemistry, temperature, age and discharge rates. Most studies with slower discharge rates show only a few percent of additional degradation, another potential benefit of AC charging.

There is some scepticism among experts about the feasibility of V2G and several studies have questioned the concept’s economic rationale. Much of the scepticism comes from valid and rational arguments including battery degradation outweighing the economic benefits. The high cost of V2G infrastructure (especially DC) and loss of electricity when inverting the power from DC/AC.

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