SNRoof - Solar sunroof for electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on an exponential rise around the world. They have the potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions – but only if charged using renewable energy in a grid-friendly way.


Self-charging EVs with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels already exist. However, the efficiency of these panels is minimal and current solutions are aesthetically limited. 

SNRoof aims to develop an efficient, reliable, high-power-density and cost-competitive integrated photovoltaic sunroof for electric vehicles.


Thanks to new materials and techniques, solar panels are saying goodbye to traditional strings of solar cells. This creates new possibilities, but also requires a different way of assembly. 

Our solution "PV Lay-up" places quickly and flexibly those new solar cells in all possible patterns for further assembly down the line.

SNRoof is an imec.icon research project funded by imec and Agentschap innoveren & ondernemen.

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