AGC Automotive Europe specializes in the production of windows (OEM and replacement) for vehicle manufacturers. It also provides ready-to-assemble systems (fixation devices), higher value added functional systems (antennas, sensors, heating elements) and enhanced property glazing (improved thermal, sound and vision comfort) which are all key to the realization of a sustainable future-mobility society as part of AGC Group’s brand statement ““Your Dreams, Our Challenge”. In that context, AGC Automotive Europe is developing the SolaRoof which is a novel panoramic glass roof with embedded PV solar cells powering your car from the sun. This innovation offers key benefits (extra comfort, improved sustainability, and significant cost savings) to both vehicle manufacturers and end users.
In the past 6 years Lightyear has built up a broad and strong patent portfolio supporting the development of highly efficient solar electric vehicles. Lightyear is a high-tech company based in the Netherlands, set up by serial winners of the World Solar Challenge. In 2019, Lightyear launched its first driving prototype, Lightyear 0, and demonstrated multiple unprecedented technologies for highly-efficient electric vehicles and integrated solar. Lightyear is currently mainly focused on the development and production of solar charging systems for third party vehicle manufacturers. The company works on its mission to bring clean mobility to everyone, everywhere.
EERA-PV is one of the joint programs of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) focusing on photovoltaic solar energy. EERA-PV's objective is to accelerate the development of photovoltaic solar energy in order to help reach the European climate goals via joint programming, sharing of infrastructures, and alignment of activities by the key PV research institutes in Europe.
The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is the country's competence centre for issues relating to energy supply and energy use at the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC).
Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Jura mountains, Neuchâtel is a city that welcomes everyone. Its home to around 45,000 people, and it lives by the motto “open-mindedness, land of innovation”. The city certainly lives up to it with its cutting-edge microtechnology sector and world-class university and schools. Located halfway between Zurich and Geneva, it’s also a cultural hotspot with plenty of museums, festivals, and sports venues to enjoy. And you can’t miss its old town, which dates back a thousand years and has stunning yellow-stone buildings that line the shopping streets.