Paper: WRE-2015-17

Traffic Lights Powered with PV Solar Energy

Authors: González-Muñiz, Ana (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3917-9242); Longueira-Romero, Ángel (ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6085-820X)

Abstract: Nowadays, with the new achievements reached on renewable energy sources, people is trying to become more and more independent from fossil fuels in order to be environmentally friendly as well. In this context, the design of modular and efficient energy storage/recovery systems are gaining importance looking towards future applications and new services. Thus, with this project, our goal is to design smart traffic lights that can work for two days just being powered by PV solar energy. The biggest advantage of this sort of devices is that they can be placed anywhere as long as there is enough solar irradiance. Through this document, a complete study of these converters, design procedure in order to operate over the optimal points and two simplified control strategies have been described, introducing in this way, a robust design with modular and self-equalization capability. 

Status: Accepted

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.15592/workrooms.2015.0017

Date: July 2015

Issue: 3

Keywords: Street Lighting, LED lighting, Energy Storage, Smart Cities, Energy Storage, MPPT, BMS

Language: Spanish