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Solar powered vehicles: From dream to reality

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Abstract

The initiatives of the 'Schweizer Vereinigung fuer Sonnenenergie' (Swiss Association for Solar Energy) has added new impetus worldwide for the utilisation of solar energy. The Association organised the 'Tour de Sol', a race for vehicles propelled with the aid of solar energy. Solar vehicles with and without supplementary power, both standard production models and prototypes were eligible for the race. Before the start of the race, the solar-powered vehicles were 'filled up' with solar energy at a 'solar filling station'. The winner in the 'standard' section (a 2-seater small car for short distances) weighed in at 240 kg and attained a top speed of 100 km/h and a range of 150 km. The rear-wheel drive of this battery-powered vehicle was provided by 2 permanent magnet motors. A newly-developed nickel-zinc battery from the USA was available to power the twin engines. The energy requirement was the equivalent of less than 1 liter of petrol per 100 km.
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Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1986
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
DE-88-008559; EDB-88-130708
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Temp. Tech.; (Switzerland); Journal Volume: 24:5
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; DESIGN; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTRIC MOTORS; SOLAR BATTERY CHARGERS; BATTERY CHARGERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MOTORS; POWER SUPPLIES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; VEHICLES; 330300* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems; 140501 - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion
OSTI ID:
6953918
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: TETED
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
Pages: 19-20
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Not Available. Solar powered vehicles: From dream to reality. Switzerland: N. p., 1986. Web.
Not Available. Solar powered vehicles: From dream to reality. Switzerland.
Not Available. 1986. "Solar powered vehicles: From dream to reality." Switzerland.
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title = {Solar powered vehicles: From dream to reality}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {The initiatives of the 'Schweizer Vereinigung fuer Sonnenenergie' (Swiss Association for Solar Energy) has added new impetus worldwide for the utilisation of solar energy. The Association organised the 'Tour de Sol', a race for vehicles propelled with the aid of solar energy. Solar vehicles with and without supplementary power, both standard production models and prototypes were eligible for the race. Before the start of the race, the solar-powered vehicles were 'filled up' with solar energy at a 'solar filling station'. The winner in the 'standard' section (a 2-seater small car for short distances) weighed in at 240 kg and attained a top speed of 100 km/h and a range of 150 km. The rear-wheel drive of this battery-powered vehicle was provided by 2 permanent magnet motors. A newly-developed nickel-zinc battery from the USA was available to power the twin engines. The energy requirement was the equivalent of less than 1 liter of petrol per 100 km.}
journal = {Temp. Tech.; (Switzerland)}
volume = {24:5}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1986}
month = {Sep}
}