Task 17 focuses on possible contributions of photovoltaic technologies to transport, as well as the expected market potential of photovoltaic applications in transport.
Task 17’s main goal is to deploy PV usage in transport, which will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions of the sector and enhancing PV market expansion.
To reach this goal, the IEA PVPS Task 17 has the following objectives:
The result of Task 17 is to clarify the potential of utilization of PV in transport and to propose how to proceed toward realizing the concepts.
The IEA PVPS Task 17’s Workplan addresses issues on PV-powered applications such as PV-powered vehicles, PV equipped electricity supply equipment and integrated electrical systems consisting of PV-powered vehicles including cars, trucks, etc., mainly from technical viewpoints, and also includes issues on expected benefits from users’ and stakeholders’ viewpoints, in addition to energy and environmental aspects. As a crosscutting issue, a roadmap for deployment of PV usage in transport and reducing CO2 emissions of the sector will be discussed.
The project requires the involvement of key players in the PV industry including experts from system/application design, the transport industry such as automobile companies, the storage and electrical system industry, energy service providers, researchers in these fields, and political and institutional experts connecting PV (renewable energy) and transport.