On November 16 Toyota, Nissan, Toshiba and Hitachi visited Solliance. They shared their ambitions for the development of Environmentally Friendly Vehicles and their ongoing development of Next Generation Power Electronics. In a lively discussion the shared ambition of integration of thin-film photovoltaics in electrical vehicles was discussed.
During the lab tour and discussions, the Japanese delegation concluded that there is potential for thin film PV technology as contributing technology towards zero fossil fuel consuming cars. Full integration of the surface and efficiency increase is necessary for reaching the required energy production.