EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 6DO.9.2 VIPV: Thermocompression Process Development and Simulation to Integrate Photovoltaic Cells in a Double-Curved Composite Structure
Type: Oral
Date: Thursday, 9th September 2021
15:15 - 16:45
Author(s): T. Duigou, F. Chabuel, G. Dennler, P. Francescato, J. Gaume, G. Habchi, M. Lagache, P. Saffre, L. Tenchine
Presenter / Speaker: T. Duigou, CEA, Grenoble, France
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 6DO.9 Vehicle Integrated PV and Floating PV Applications
Topic: 6. 2 PV in Infrastructure, on Water and on Vehicles; PV and Agriculture
Summary / Abstract: Greenhouse gas emissions have almost doubled since 1970 and the transport sector emits 14% of these emissions. In this context, the automotive sector is encouraged to propose alternative solutions to gaspowered vehicles. The current trend to tackle this issue is to electrify vehicles, usually using high capacity batteries. However, these popular technologies of Electric Vehicles (EVs) require a large amount of lithium for their heavy batteries. Thus, the integration of PhotoVoltaic (PV) modules as body parts for hybrid or electric vehicles could allow to extend the vehicle's range while reducing the battery size [1].