The use of energy from a rooftop photovoltaic (RTPV) system for charging electric vehicles (EV) is environmentally advantageous and forms a true approach towards green mobility. Further, if solar energy is generated in close proximity to the EV charging points, it results in lower transmission losses and helps mitigate detrimental effects of sudden rise in EV demand on the grid.
It is obvious that the two technologies can benefit each other. Karnataka has ambitious targets for both RTPV and EVs in the coming years. In this context, it is important to identify and assess the options for wide-scale deployment of a system that ensures RTPV and EV charging in tandem.