Print Email Facebook Twitter Vehicle integrated photovoltaics Title Vehicle integrated photovoltaics: evaluation of the energy yield potential through monitoring and modelling Author Carr, A.J. van den Tillaart, E. Burgers, A.R. Köhler, T. Newman, B.K. Publication year 2020 Abstract Electric vehicles are destined to become the main form of people transport in the near future. They are noise and emission free with the potential to offer completely zero-emission use when the energy used to charge their batteries is generated from renewable resources. On-board PV, PV that is integrated into the body of the car is a novel solution to provide this clean energy at the point of the consumption. In this study the case of vehicle integrated photovoltaics or VIPV is examined to quantify what PV could produce to meet the energy requirements of electric vehicles. The potential is interpreted in terms of a reduced need for charging and increased independence from the grid, reduction in CO2 emissions and financial benefits. With the use of an Energy Flow Model to simulate the charge and discharge of the electric vehicle battery, we consider the impact of location, car specifications and charging strategy on the total contribution made by PV. In one case study 41% of the required energy is provided by PV, and in another 5617km/year are provided by the PV suggesting that, with the technology available today, PV can have a significant impact on electric transport. Subject Energy performanceModellingMonitoringPhotovoltaicMobilityVIPVEnergy EfficiencyEnergy / Geological Survey Netherlands To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:021e500e-519a-48be-b471-97012ae20a2f TNO identifier 882351 Publisher WIP GmbH & Co Planungs-KG, Munich, Germany Source 37th EUPVSEC European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 7-11 September 2020, Lisbon, Portugal Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.