Wattlab retrofitted the roofs of Picnic delivery vehicles with solar panels and power electronics. With the extra energy, one vehicle can do up to 25 extra deliveries a day!
The coming year we will monitor and analyse the energy yield of three pilot vehicles in Utrecht, Amersfoort and Den Haag. When succesful, Picnic will to turn their complete fleet into a driving solar park.
In collaboration with Avy we develop an autonomous long distance wing drone on solar energy. The drone provides medication in remote areas, maps disaster areas, operates in search and rescue missions, and supports the protection of endangered wildlife and nature reserves.
The lightweight yet strong solar modules are integrated in the wing construction material and the power system is optimised for long endurance use. As the drone is self-powering, the drone can reach more people and serve larger areas in a shorter period of time.
Trens' Solar Train is equipped with high efficiency solar cells that are integrated into the roof. The cells are encapsulated in solid transparent polymer panels and together yield >25 kWh on a sunny day.
Compared to standard glass solar panels the polymer panels deliver a weight saving and ensure higher safety levels. The transparent backside of the panel enables passengers to see the solar cell structure from the inside and at the same time for natural daylight to pass through.
In October 2019, the Vattenfall Solar Team participates in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia for the tenth time. During this 3000 kilometer long race, right through the Outback, Nuna will race only on the energy of the sun. The solar modules of Nuna X are produced at Wattlab.
As current world champion of solar racing, the Vattenfall Solar Team (formerly Nuon Solar Team) shows the world the possibilities of renewable energy, innovation and high-end technology.
We design and manufacture solar solutions for solar cars, public transport, (temperature controlled) freight and shared mobility services. Our solutions enable clients to increase the use range of their products as their batteries recharge themselves on-the-go.
Fewer charge cycles = Longer battery life = More transportation
By combining solar technology with lightweight and integrated material engineering we are able to develop multifunctional solar systems that provide flying objects with energy.
Onboard solar = Charge anywhere = Infinite flight range
We enable ship builders and owners to make use of the sun. We do this by integrating solar panels into the design of the ship and optimise the solar system to power the propulsion and electricity on board.
Sun-powered propulsion = Fuel and grid independency
We develop solar solutions that can be aesthetically integrated in facade, roof and window elements. Our lightweight technology enables installation without the need for heavy constructions.
Lightweight and aesthetic solar = Buildings as power plants
Optimised to your requirements regarding power, dimensions, durability, budget and aesthetics.
Directly integrated onto parts of your product, from facades to drone wings.
Completely designed PV system - including charge controllers, diodes and inverters.