ETIP Photovoltaics

Roadmap 2



Rapidly changing shadowing of the PV during driving im- pacts the PV module development for VIPV, as partial shad- ing patterns require specific interconnection layouts and ultra-fast maximum-power-point tracking. Furthermore, cleaning and (partial) repairing of the PV modules should be possible in case of small impacts, scratches or damag- es. Other legal technological requirements surpassing the PV standards result from recycling and safety demands for automotive industry. An intelligent technology needs to be developed to connect the VIPV system with the grid or buildings (V2G, V2B) to balance sources and drains of the grid at any time during parking, while still charging the EV battery. Furthermore, aesthetical requirements (desired colors, homogeneity) must be fulfilled to significantly in- crease the social acceptance of VIPV.

KPITarget Value
Data Collection

Development of a shared database and standard of data col-
lection for mobile PV applications including the specification
and the definition of environmental and economic benefits of
different use-cases, regions, and vehicle types. (2025)


Definition of specific technological requirements for PV applica-
tion in EVs with respect to safety, electro-magnetic compatibil-
ity, recyclability, etc. aligned with EU road and vehicle require-
ments and safety standards. (2027)


Demonstration at pilot line level of manufacturing for cost com-
petitive VIPV products and their long-term sustainability (2030)