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
The World’s First Solar-Powered Car Gets up to 450 Miles of Range on a Single Charge The Lightyear One solar-powered car debuted in 2019. Image Credit: Lightyear Arjo van der Ham, cofounder and chief technology officer of Netherlands-based Lightyear, is sitting in an...
Join this year’s “Zero CO2 Mobility” conference and follow the keynotes of decision makers like Stephan Krinke (Director Strategy and Programs, VW), Bernhard Winkelmann (Global Head, Energy Technology and Product Development, Nikola Motor Company) and Jorgo...
ProLogium and Mercedes-Benz entered into a technology cooperation agreement to develop solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles
• ProLogium and Mercedes-Benz deepen technology development cooperation for solid-state battery cells • Mercedes-Benz to make high double-digit million EUR investment in ProLogium • Mercedes-Benz to take a seat on ProLogium’s board of directors ProLogium, a leader in...
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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