Conference Topics

  • Cell Technology
    • Highest-efficiency industrially available solar cells
    • Adaptation of cells (e.g. cell cutting and/or edge passivation, flexibility of cells)

 

  • Module Technology
    • Integration of solar cells in the vehicle surface: encapsulation, interconnection and vehicle body integration
    • Materials: lightweight, robust, scratch resistance

 

  • System Energy Management
    • Power integration concepts: balance of systems, batteries
    • 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
    • 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