PVAB – PhotoVoltaic Automotive Body

PVAB – PhotoVoltaic Automotive Body
The PVAB (PhotoVoltaic Automotive Body) project aims at the design, development and demonstration of a new architecture of photovoltaic modules for the automotive and its production process, seeking to anticipate the evolutionary trend of the automotive industry towards the use of photovoltaic solar panels on the vehicles, often known as VIPV (Vehicle Integrated PhotoVoltaics), as well as the opportunities that this evolution brings to the development of solutions that promote the integration and performance improvement of the panels.

With an overall investment of 2.987.939,54€, this project is co-financed under Portugal 2020 Program in 1.984.660,18€ from European Regional Development Fund. PVAB project will be in force for 33 months, from October 2020 to June 2023, with Simoldes Plásticos as promoter, CEiiA as co-promoter, as well as PSA ID as partner and CSEM as key supplier.