Conference Topics

  • 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 modelling
    • Solar irradiance and real-world validation
    • System optimization
    • 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
    • Design aspects
    • 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