Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Modelling and Predictions for vehicles with on-board photovoltaics - impact of shading

About this position

Solar Mobility and the role photovoltaics can play in transportation are important and very current research topics. ​​​​​​​ TNO Solar Energy has developed an Energy Flow Model for predicting the contribution Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics can make to the energy requirements of vehicles. This project aims to expand on and improve this model to determine the different shading losses that can occur in these systems, and for different applications.

What will be your role?

You will be developing a model and approach to quantify the impact of shade, both static shade, while a vehicle is parked, and dyanmic shade while the vehicle is in motion. Particular focus will be on the urban and city environment - considering shading from buildings along particular routes.

You will consider different applications, for example. A passenger car, a small delivery van and a robot taxi. And apply these use cases to different locations.

What we expect from you

  • You will be motivated and have a clear interest in the topic of solar mobility.
  • You will be studying for your Masters in a relevant discipline.
  • You will have good communication skills, modeling skills and an eye for the 'bigger picture'.

What you'll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

For this internship vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance (VGB) after conducting a security screening. Take into account that this process may take about 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, it may take longer. Read more about security screening on the AIVD website.

Students must reside in the Netherlands before the start and also throughout the internship or graduation project at TNO.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.