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A sustainable transport solution for a Slovenian town

Knez, Matjaz; Celik, Ali Naci; Muneer, Tariq

Authors

Matjaz Knez

Ali Naci Celik



Abstract

Authorities in Slovenia and other EU member states are confronted with problems of city transportation. Fossil-fuel-based transport poses two chief problems—local and global pollution, and dwindling supplies and ever-increasing costs. An elegant solution is to gradually replace the present automobile fleet with electric vehicles (EVs). This article explores the economics and practical viability of the provision of solar electricity for the charging of EVs by installation of economical available Photovoltaic modules. A steep decline in the module, inverter and installation costs is reported herein. Present estimates indicate that for the prevailing solar climate of Celje—a medium-sized Slovenian town—the cost would be only 2 euros and 11 cents per kWh of generated solar electricity.

Citation

Knez, M., Celik, A. N., & Muneer, T. (2014). A sustainable transport solution for a Slovenian town. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 10(4), 386-392. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctu007

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 5, 2014
Online Publication Date Feb 3, 2014
Publication Date Feb 3, 2014
Deposit Date Apr 30, 2015
Publicly Available Date Apr 30, 2015
Print ISSN 1748-1317
Electronic ISSN 1748-1325
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 4
Pages 386-392
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctu007
Keywords electric vehicles; energy sustainability; Slovenia; solar photovoltaic; sustainable transport; urban transportation
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7816
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctu007

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