A CAR POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY

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A CAR POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY

Table of Contents
Introduction. ................................................................... 3 What is Solar Energy? ...................................................... 4 Solar Cars ....................................................................... 6 Solar Car Parts ............................................................. 7 Graphs.......................................................................... 8 Conclusions............................................................... 10

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Introduction.
CLEARLY, WE NEED MORE INCENTIVES TO QUICKLY INCREASE THE USE OF WIND AND SOLAR POWER; THEY WILL CUT COSTS, INCREASE OUR ENERGY
INDEPENDENCE AND OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND REDUCE THE CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL WARMING.

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

During the 1900s, regulations requiring an approach to “zero emissions” from vehicles increased interest in new battery technology. Battery systems that offer higher energy destiny became the subject of joint research by federal and auto industry scientists. Solar Cars have been around for a while, but mostly as novelties or the products of futuristic science competitions. Knowledge gained from this is now being put to broader use as populations try to wean themselves from fossil fuels. Consumers are looking for alternatives and, as photovoltaic cells become more efficient, solar cars are creeping into the market place.

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WHAT IS
What is Solar Energy?
The Solar Energy is the energy received by the earth from the sun. This energy is in the form of solar radiation, which makes the production of solar electricity possible. Solar energy is vital to support life on earth, it helps to grow our food, light our days, influence weather patterns, provide heat, and can be used to generate solar electricity. Solar electricity on manmade devices such as solar panels or solar cells in order

to provide a source of clean, and low cost of renewable energy.

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Solar energy?
We have used energy from the sun to provide electricity for many years, in the form of solar cell calculators and other small, low energy consuming devices. As solar energy technologies become more advanced, we are able to exploit the energy we receive from the sun to provide a greater, significant amount of our electricity. Without solar energy, human life couldn’t be supported on planet earth due to many different factors.

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A SOLAR CAR
Solar Cars
are powered by Photovoltaic Solar Cars simply harness the electricity from PV Cells and uses them to power the motor. But PV Cells are not very by efficient. The semi-conducting material does not absorb a high an percentage of solar radiation and 20% is a high number for solar efficiency.

Cells1. They’re built with a semiconducting material like silicon. It reacts with sunlight

releasing electrons. The motion of the electrons creates

electrical current. This is the “Photovoltaic Effect.”

Also called Solar Cells or PV Cells.
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Solar Car Parts
Solar Array and Power Trackers. - The number of cells depends on the size and should be divided into several zones. - The solar array voltage doesn’t need to match the system voltage of the motor. - They give power to the car. Choosing the kind of motor depends on the power it needs, etc. - Steering wheel, front wheels, back wheels. - It’s better to use tires with higher pressure and less roller resistance. (More susceptible to flat surfaces.)

Motor and controller

Steering and Suspension +Breaks. Tires and Hubs

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Graphs.

Over the past decade, the cost of making electricity has risen for coal, natural gas, and oil due to decreasing supply and the incalculable damage done to the environment that are never included in energy cost
gRAPHS figures.

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[BUT THE
COAST FOR SOLAR GENERATED ELECTRICITY HAS FALLEN DRAMATICALLY.

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Solar Panel manufacturing increased by 2300% from 1999 to 2008, and continues to rise.

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Conclusions

Solar Cars

Are ecofriendly! Can be in the design that you want!

Never stop working

Are efficient and not so expensive!

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