Hy Solar Kit




  • 08/11: The international PCT extension is obtained for the HySolarKit patent."
  • 09/11: The paper “G.Rizzo, M.Sorrentino, C.Speltino, I.Arsie, G.Fiengo, F.Vasca (2011), Converting Conventional Cars in Mild Hybrid Solar Vehicles”, is presented at the 2011 IFAC World Congress and published in the Preprints of the 18th IFAC World Congress, August 28 - September 2, 2011, Milano, Italy, Edited by:S.Bittanti, A.Cenedese, S.Zampieri
  • 09/11: The paper "M Sorrentino, G Rizzo, F Vasca (2011) An Energetic Comparison for Hybrid Vehicles Ranging from Low to High Degree of Hybridization” is presented at SAE ICE2011 and published in the Proceedings of ICE2011 Conference, September 12-15, 2011, Capri, Italy SAE International - 2011-24-0086.
  • 12/11: The paper "Analysis of a rule-based control strategy for on-board energy management of series hybrid vehicles" by M.Sorrentino, G.Rizzo, I.Arsie is published in Control Engineering Practice 19:: ISSN 0967-0661. 1433–1441 December.


  • 02/2012: Procurement of the in-wheel motors.
  • 04/2012: Procurement and testing of the equipment for the acquisition of vehicle data from the OBD port.
  • 05/2012: The project HySolarKit participates at Start Cup Campania 2012 contest.
  • 06/2012: Procurement of the FIAT Punto, used to test the solar hybridization kit.
  • 01/06/2012: The project HySolarKit is selected as on of the top ten projects for the Area Sud within the contest “Il talent delle idee”, promoted by UniCredit. The entrepreneur idea was presented on Jun 1st, 2012 a the Employers’ Association of Naples (see picture).
  • 29/06/2012: The project HySolarKit is awarded with honorable mention for the environmental implications (motivation) within the 6th Premio Best Practices for the Innovation, organized by Confindustria Salerno (Employers’ Association of Salerno).
  • 07/2012: Procurement and experimental characterization of flexible photovoltaic panels for the hybridization kit.
  • 25/07/2012: Sergi Molina and Oscar Lopez, Erasmus students from the University of Tarragona, discuss the thesis "Experimental study on photovoltaic panels for a kit of solar-hybrid conversion of conventional cars", advisors prof. Gianfranco Rizzo and prof. Giovanni Spagnuolo.
  • 25/07/2012: Simona Barberio, student in Management Engineering at the University of Salerno, discuss the thesisi "STUDIO DI FATTIBILITA’ PER LO SVILUPPO DI UN KIT DI IBRIDIZZAZIONE SOLARE DI UN AUTOVEICOLO: IL CASO HYSOLARKIT" (Feasibility Study for the development of a solar hybridization kit for conventional vehicles: the case of HySolarKit), advisors: prof. Mauro Caputo e prof. Gianfranco Rizzo.
  • 26/09/2012: Mario D'Agostino and Massimo Naddeo discuss two 2nd level theses in Mechanical Engineering on the HySolarKit project.
  • 2/10/2012: HySolarKit is selected as one of the top ten projects within the contest Start Cup Campania 2012.
  • 20/11/2012: Flexible photovoltaic cells are installed on the roof and hood of the prototype..
  • 22/11/2012: Final reporting for the PRIN Project "Modeling and development of a prototype to enhance conventional vehicles with hybrid features", coordinated by the University of Salerno in cooperation with the University of Sannio.


  • 03/01/2013: The new in-wheel motors just arrived.
  • 15/01/2013: Integration of the in-wheel motors within the rear wheels.
  • 10/02/2013: The electrified wheels are installed on the FIAT Punto.
  • 15/02/2013: The chapter on "Hybrid Solar Vehicles", autori G.Rizzo, I.Arsie, M.Sorrentino ("Solar Collectors and Panels, Theory and Applications", book edited by Reccab Manyala, ISBN 978-953-307-142-8, Published: October 5, 2010 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license), è stato has been download more the 6000 times.
  • 24/04/2013: Hebert Alonso Medina discusses the 2nd level thesis in Management Engineering on "A model to assess the benefits of an after-market hybridization kit based on realistic driving habits and charging infrastructure", advisors: Prof. Gianfranco Rizzo and Dr. Vincenzo Marano.
  • 16/05/2013: The paper "Analysis and Experimental Implementation of a Heuristic Strategy for Onboard Energy Management of a Hybrid Solar Vehicle", authored by G Coraggio, C Pisanti, G Rizzo and M Sorrentino, is published in Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Rev. IFP Energies nouvelles Vol. 68: 1. 13-22 May.
  • 01/06/2013: The installation of the hybridization kit control system has been completed, in hybrid and electric modes. Preliminary road tests have been carried out at the campus of Fisciano.
  • 10/06/2013: The request of setting up a HySolarKit Spin-Off company has been approved by the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University di Salerno.
  • 06/07/2013: The Newsletter#17 mailed to about 6500 recipients (Stats).


  • 16/01/2014: The Board of the University of Salerno approves the set-up of a Spin-Off company to promote Hysolarkit.
  • 23/04/2014: Born of eProInn, a spin-off of the University of Salerno, aimed to the industrial development of the HySolarKit project.
  • 10/05/2014: A wide reportage on HySolarKit is broadcast on RAI2 Sereno Variabile (5 PM).