Electric Vehicle Reduction in Charging Frequency through Enhanced Integrated Photovoltaics | RVO.nl | Rijksdienst

Service menu right

Electric Vehicle Reduction in Charging Frequency through Enhanced Integrated Photovoltaics

EVERCHARGE will increase the power output of integrated photovoltaics (PV) for electric vehicles (EV) by developing a new material stack with improved optics to minimise light losses. This includes demonstrating the technical feasibility of using photon multiplication (PM) for further power gains. Photon multiplication is a breakthrough approach that basic modelling shows is capable of adding over 10% to the power output of silicon solar cells. We will deliver an improved photovoltaic module for vehicle integration with an annual energy yield increase of around 8% without PM, develop technology to manufacture it in volume, and also produce a demonstrator module incorporating PM. Atlas Technologies/Lightyear is a new entrant to the EV market and will be creating a new segment within that market for solar EVs. Vehicle integrated PV (VIPV) offers reduced charging frequency, a key market driver for EVs. By greatly reducing EV drivers’ dependence on the EV charging infrastructure, Lightyear is able to serve any consumer worldwide who wants to start driving electric. In the project, Lightyear and TNO will assess and optimise the optical performance of Lightyear’s current VIPV. Test modules will go through a design validation plan with rigorous tests to make sure that in the process of improving the optical performance, all other important requirements can still be met. Photon Multiplication by singlet fission technology was invented by Cambridge University in 2014. Since then the University has built a large research team around the science of PM and continues to advance it. Cambridge Photon Technology (CPT) was founded to commercialise PM technology. CPT plans to target the VIPV market as well as the rooftop and utility solar markets. CPT will focus on improving PM materials to raise efficiency, and in a later phase of the project focus more on materials stability. TNO will assist in optical characterization and modeling, and module integration of the PM technology. In the final phase of the project, CPT, Lightyear, and TNO will develop a demonstrator module for VIPV with integrated PM technology.

Bent u tevreden over deze pagina?

Verplichte velden zijn gemarkeerd met een *
Als wij vragen hebben over uw toelichting, mogen wij dan contact met u opnemen?
Mogen wij u benaderen voor een gebruikersonderzoek?
Wij zoeken regelmatig respondenten voor gebruikersonderzoek op onze website. Wij zijn benieuwd naar uw mening en gaan graag met u in gesprek. Een online interview duurt maximaal 45 minuten.