SOLARUNITED is an association devoted to focusing on quality, reliability, innovation, and PV technology.
Formally IPVEA – known as the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA). Today, we are known as SOLARUNITED and we serve the interests of PV equipment manufacturers, module producers, project developers, financiers, consultants, service providers – the complete value chain, and more! SOLARUNITED has evolved to meet your changing needs, and we’ll build the perfect organization for your needs.
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Date: 15-17 February 2023
In 2023, the on-site elements of the hybrid PVinMotion Conference will be held in the 1931 Congress Center in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
PV Cell & Module Technology
Highest-efficiency industrially available solar cells
Adaptation of cells (e.g., cell cutting and/or edge passivation, flexibility of cells)
Integration of solar cells in the vehicle surface: encapsulation, interconnection, curvature, flexibility, and vehicle body integration
Materials: lightweight, robust, scratch resistance
Vehicle Technology (with or without PV)
Innovations in batteries or battery management systems
Innovations in electric vehicle efficiency
Innovations for auxiliary systems in (commercial) vehicles
Autonomous vehicle innovations or other new vehicle uses
Vehicle-to-grid technologies and associated infrastructure
System Energy Management
Power integration concepts: balance of systems, battery integration
Power management for dynamic conditions
Power conversion components and technology
Safety & Reliability
Safety and durability: failure modes and analysis (e.g., hotspots, crash tests)
Standards, certification (e.g., CAFE standards, CO2 emissions)
Module Characterization and testing of components
Servicing and repair
Performance & Costs
Yield prediction and performance modeling
Solar irradiance and real-world validation
Cost analysis of system and components
Production & Implementation
Best practices of VIPV technologies
Equipment and processing (e.g., lamination technology)
Integration in the vehicle manufacturing process
Automotive manufacturing and technical implementation
Environmental & Social Impact
Consumer perception, user behavior, and interaction
Financing and policy framework
CO2 reduction and life cycle analysis (incl. social aspects)
Future potential and business cases for VIPV
Potential impact on infrastructure developments
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EU PVSEC 2023
EU PVSEC 2023 will be hosted a live trade fair between 18.09.2023 and 22.09.2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Industry News & Reports
EPFL and CSEM Smash Through the 30% Efficiency Barrier for Perovskite-On-Silicon-Tandem Solar Cells- Setting Two World Records
Photo Credit: D. Türkay / C. Wolff (EPFL) For the first time, an efficiency of 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells has been exceeded thanks to a joint effort led by scientists at EPFL’s Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory in partnership...
Full Story: https://www.itweb.co.za/content/WnxpEv4gw2VqV8XL Japanese multinational electronics corporation Sony Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with automobile manufacturer Honda Motor, which outlines their intent to establish a new company focusing on...
EMERGING TECH Autonomous vehicle startup Pony.ai raises new funding on $8.5B valuation BY DUNCAN RILEY Full Story: https://siliconangle.com/2022/03/06/autonomous-vehicle-startup-pony-ai-raises-new-funding-8-5b-valuation/ Self-driving car technology startup Pony.ai...
A new workgroup to promote Vehicle-integrated Photovoltaics (VIPV) as a core source for electricity in transport.
Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics (VIPV) becomes a reality with the need for EV’s to be powered by renewable electricity. But this is only the tip of the iceberg since PV-powered cars are being developed, and solar-produced green hydrogen is increasingly announced as a promising energy vector for the decarbonization of transport.
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As a SOLARUNITED member, you enjoy the considerable benefits of access to key decision-makers, exposure to timely and critical issues, and expert analysis to help your business or organization succeed in the fast-growing solar PV industry.
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Photo: © a2-solar
PV car roof from a2-solar on the Fisker Karma: The roof of the plug-in hybrid from the American Fisker Automotive company has an aesthetically attractive design.
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