Flexible PV fabric for heavy transport

Solar Cloth, a startup based in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France, said this week that it has developed new products that will be used to provide on-board electricity for Renault Trucks. The French company says vehicle-integrated photovoltaics (VIPV) will be a key element...

Vehicle-integrated PV for light commercial vehicles

A German consortium is building a light commercial truck prototype powered by 10 PV modules featuring Meyer Burger’s heterojunction cells. Initial estimates suggest that the panels could cover more than 25% of a vehicle’s total annual driving distance, and researcher...