Life Cycle Assessment of a stand-alone solar charging station

Lehrstuhl für Fahrzeugtechnik
Semesterarbeit /
theoretisch /  


Our project proposes decentralized solar charging stations combined with electric vehicles as the main driving force for rural mobility in Africa. As part of the project, we aim to create a scale able model. This model is used to identify the environmental impact of the solar charging station with the tool of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

Research work:

The aim of your work is to create a parametric model of a solar charging station and assess it with Life Cycle Assessment for its carbon footprint. Therefore, you research the main components of a solar charging station with stationary batteries and create a model how the charging station scales with capacity. The next step is to create a parametrizable model of the station in the python based LCA software. The LCA analysis reveals, which materials and components have major CO2-impact. After the main layout, different charging strategies and their contribution to the lifetime of the solar charging station can be investigated.


  • Researching necessary components of solar charging station and deriving the scalability
  • Creating a parametric model of the solar charging station in python
  • Short literature research about LCA of electronic components
  • Assess the charging station with the python-based Life Cycle Assessment
  •  Interest in carbon footprint and sustainability assessment
  •  First experiences with LCA software (brightway)
  •  Basic knowledge of Python and databases


The thesis can be written in german or english.

We are looking forward to hear from you with CV, grades and an email with brief motivation.

Verwendete Technologien
LCA, Python, Nachhaltigkeit, Elektromobilität, Batterien, Solarladen
FTM Studienarbeit, FTM EV System Design, FTM Goetz, FTM Informatik, FTM EV, FTM EV Operations
Möglicher Beginn
Korbinian Götz, M. Sc.
Raum: MW3529
Tel.: +89 289 10497