AbstractVehicle Integrated Photovoltaics (VIPV) are raising the interest among PV technologies by trying to
implement curved modules in Electrical Vehicles (EV). Curved modules can adapt to the complex aesthetics
of EV and increase their effective autonomy. As these implementations are recent, no performance prediction
tools nor measurement methods are firmly established yet even though they are necessary as curved modules,
by design, will always be subjected to inhomogeneous irradiances. We introduce here the results of a
simulation model that can predict the behavior of curved modules under various lighting conditions such as
indoor illumination with different PASAN sun simulator configurations or typical outdoor conditions.
Publication ReferencePVinMotion, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands