Presentation at 6th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (IRES 2011), Berlin 2011, November 26-27
The use of excess energy from the planned renewable electricity generation system of Graciosa Island, Azores Archipelago, has been examined focussing on its use as energy source for mobility concepts. Battery electric vehicles with different load management and vehicle to grid schemes as well as renewable power methane fuelled vehicles have been considered against a baseline scenario featuring conventional diesel vehicles. The simulation results include related costs and carbon dioxide emissions as well as the size of energy storage and amount of backup fuels needed. Both alternative vehicle types can benefit from using excess energy and may significantly reduce the need for imported fossil fuels.