GLOBAL PV INDUSTRY & TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
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.
Industry News & Reports
Expert input paper on eco-design & energy labelling for photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems in the EU
This report is the result of a Joint Mission Group of Solar Industry Experts and Researchers, building on the findings of the European Commission Preparatory Study for Eco-Design, Energy Labelling, Green Public Procurement and Ecolabelling. The findings of the Expert...
The growing awareness of the global need for sustainable mobility empowers the application of new technological innovations to the road transport sector. Vehicle integrated photovoltaic technology (VIPV), however, is still considered a questionable issue in the...
SUPSI and the Becquerel Institute are pleased to announce that the “BIPV Status Report 2020” is now online! The BIPV Status Report 2020 has been developed by SUPSI and Becquerel Institute. It aims to provide a practical handbook to all stakeholders of the BIPV...
PVinMotion - Virtual Event - 6-8 December 2021
PVinMotion is the world’s first scientific conference dedicated to vehicle-integrated photovoltaics.
True to this year’s motto – “Solutions for Vehicle Integration” – the conference brings together renowned experts from the worlds of science and industry to showcase their innovative work among friends, colleagues, and the global PV community.
Our pronounced aim is to explore cutting-edge technologies and frameworks of integrating PV into different vehicles and together take advantage of the current, unprecedented momentum in both VIPV research and application.
To this end, PVinMotion provides a seminal platform for scientists and researchers in PV and materials, vehicle manufacturers, module producers, electronics and materials suppliers, consultants, advisers, and designers to meet, network and exchange ideas.
The first PVinMotion will take place from December 6-8, 2021 as a virtual event and will be hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany. For the 2021 conference, cars and trucks are in focus but there will of course also be ample time and opportunity to discuss further applications such as boats, airplanes, or trains as well.
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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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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