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  1. Guest

    respected sir
    i m an engineering student. i have decided to do
    a project in solar.
    but i dont know how to select the solar panel (what is the tech.
    specification in terms of watts) in order to run a motor to drive a
    vehicle at a speed of 20km/hr.
    kindly help me soon.
    eagerly waiting for your reply
  2. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    Since you are a student you are meant to be able to *calculate* an answer
    to the question. This is a part of your education.

    Using other ppl to provide the answer might make you a 'manager type' but
    certainly not an engineer.

    You need to do the following......

    Find the information that tells you how many kW are required to propel
    such a vehicle.
    Search through solar panel manufactuers' info to find a suitable power

    It's likely to be tricky by the way . It's likely that the vehicle will
    need to be made ultra-efficient in terms of things like air and rolling
    resistance. I believe Honda made a solar powered car. Maybe you should
    google for that ?

  3. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    how much energy does it take to drive the vehicle at 20km/hr

    add about 50% (to compensate for mort and drive-train lsses)
    add more to coompensate for clouds etc...

  4. John - kd5yi

    John - kd5yi Guest

    Add even more if you wish to go uphill.

  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Maybe check with some of these guys:
    First hit at"solar+car"+race :)

    Good Luck!
  6. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

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