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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Flexible Thin Film Solar Cells Using in the Car

Shanghai Lianfu New Energy S&T Co., Ltd., 1003 Wangqiao Road, Shanghai, 201201, China
Department of Electronics and Information Materials, Shanghai University, 149 Yanchang Road, Shanghai, 200072, China
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4(4), 793-797;
Published: 31 December 2010
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In recent years, renewable energy technologies are being explored to meet the challenges of energy security and climate change. Solar energy is a clean and green renewable source of energy. It is an inevitable option to use photovoltaic effect to directly convert sunlight into electricity. CuIn1-xGaxSe2 (CIGS) thin films were formed from an electrodeposited CuInSe2 (CIS) precursor by thermal processing in vacuum in which the film stoichiometry was adjusted by adding In, Ga and Se. The structure, composition, morphology and opto-electronic properties of the as-deposited and selenized CIS precursors were characterized by various techniques. A 17.2% CIGS based thin film solar cell was developed using the electrodeposited and processed film. The cell structure consisted of Mo/CIGS/CdS/ZnO/MgF2. The cell parameters such as Jsc, Voc, FF and η were determined from I-V characterization of the cell. The solar electric vehicle is made using flexible thin film solar cells. With the solar cell the full charge endurance of SEV can be increased about 35% substantially compared with no solar cells.
Keywords: solar cells; thin film; flexible; lightweight; electric vehicle solar cells; thin film; flexible; lightweight; electric vehicle
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Su, Q.; Lai, J.; Zhang, G.; Feng, S.; Shi, W. Flexible Thin Film Solar Cells Using in the Car. World Electr. Veh. J. 2010, 4, 793-797.

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