VIPV (Vehicle Integrated PV) replaces diesel fuel with solar power
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s research shows that the retail price of diesel in the United States increased 132 percent from 2001 to 2011. Even larger increases have been seen in some countries. Solar modules could hold the key to reducing gas consumption and lowering carbon footprint for the world’s distribution fleets. However, historically, the added weight of typical glass based modules has led to lower payloads and higher costs, offsetting the electricity generation. This Watt-to-Weight ratio is critical for success in the VIPV industry. Our innovative, lightweight, and durable Print2Power™ technology platform enables a 4X increase in the Watt-to-Weight ratio unlocking an enormous nascent market. Now, our transportation customers can solve their energy challenges brought on by ever increasing fuel costs. Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaic (VIPV) solutions provided by Nanosolar replace diesel fuel with solar power to your benefit.
Our next generation of lightweight solar modules can be deployed in a variety of transportation applications such as long-haul freight trailers, buses, RVs and other vehicles to reduce diesel use significantly. The savings not only positively impacts your bottom line but also reduces the environmental footprint of your business. At Nanosolar, we thrive on bringing our advanced thin-film technology to diverse markets to solve real world energy problems. We see transportation applications for solar power as a key potential for our Print2Power™ technology to intersect with your pressing business needs.