Review of recent progress in car-roof PVs for applications as an automobile energy source
Kenji ARAKI1, Masafumi YAMAGUCHI1
A car-roof photovoltaic has significant potential to change our society. With this technology, 70% of a car will be able to run on the solar energy collected by the solar panel on its roof. However, it is not a simple extension of conventional photovoltaic technology. This paper discusses what we need to do to achieve the goal of running a majority of cars on solar energy, after clarification of the differences from conventional photovoltaic technology.
- 1 Toyota Technological Institute