This article is the second entry in SolarPower Europe’s 10-part blog series on ‘What’s Hot in Solar’. “Electrification of the transport sector will rely heavily
Electromobility is an emerging global trend and will open a world of new and exciting opportunities for solar. From solar-powered vehicles to solar-powered charging stations, to the development of innovative solar-powered supply offers, solar will help facilitate the electric mobility revolution.
Electromobility is the key to Europe’s transition to low-carbon transport, however, we must make sure that the electricity used for e-mobility is generated from renewable sources, and solar in particular. Solar-powered cars will also of course increase the deployment of our technology which will help us reach the EU climate and energy targets.
The solar mobility revolution presents many benefits and will bring together the transport and the energy sector. For this reason, SolarPower Europe launched the Solar Mobility Task Force, which will explore the existing and potential business models for solar mobility and explore the regulatory and industrial opportunities for Europe.
Join SolarPower Europe’s Solar Mobility Task Force
The aim of the Solar Mobility Task Force is to support the renewable-based decarbonisation of transport by promoting innovative business models using solar energy to fuel clean mobility and supporting the European solar sector to seize solar mobility opportunities.
If you are interested in joining this Task Force, contact Naomi Chevillard.
Senior Director for European Policy, ChargePoint
Putting solar in the driver's seat: solar mobility report
This new report on solar mobility, thought to be the first of its kind, explores the potential of clean mobility solutions and solar power. The report documents various solar mobility business models, illustrating the experience of European and global pioneers with detailed case studies.
Three solar mobility models are highlighted: (1) solar-powered mobility, (2) solar smart charging, and (3) vehicle-integrated PV, all of which can lead to vast carbon reductions in the transport sector.
High-level Solar Mobility Workshop
The Solar Mobility Workshop was organised with support from the BMW Brand Store and showcased successful business stories from companies leading the uptake of solar mobility in Europe and explored the regulatory and industrial opportunities for Europe.
Generation Solar: Solar-powered electric cars
Naomi Chevillard, SolarPower Europe, Solar Mobility Task Force Coordinator and Christelle Verstraeten, ChargePoint, Chair of the Solar Mobility Task Force On the 30th of April
In episode 5 of Generation Solar, SolarPower Europe visits ‘We Drive Solar’ in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We Drive Solar is a car-sharing scheme that drives