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To Do List for Research and Development and International Standardization to Achieve the Goal of Running a Majority of Electric Vehicles on Solar Energy

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Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
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Underwriters Laboratories, Northbrook, IL 60062-2096, USA
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Sunset Technology, Mount Airy, MD 21771, USA
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Coatings 2018, 8(7), 251; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8070251
Received: 15 May 2018 / Revised: 2 June 2018 / Accepted: 13 July 2018 / Published: 17 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications)
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Abstract

A car-roof photovoltaic has enormous potential to change our society. With this technology, 70% of a car can run on the solar energy collected by the solar panel on its roof. Unfortunately, it is not a simple extension of conventional photovoltaic technology. This paper lists what we need to do to achieve the goal of running a majority of cars on renewable solar energy, after clarification of the difference to conventional photovoltaic technology. In addition to technological development, standardization will be important and this list was made highlighting standardization. View Full-Text
Keywords: photovoltaic; standardization; EV; PHV; car-roof; flexible PV; performance modeling; rating photovoltaic; standardization; EV; PHV; car-roof; flexible PV; performance modeling; rating
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Araki, K.; Ji, L.; Kelly, G.; Yamaguchi, M. To Do List for Research and Development and International Standardization to Achieve the Goal of Running a Majority of Electric Vehicles on Solar Energy. Coatings 2018, 8, 251.

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