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Solar Powered bicycle

Solar Powered bicycle
Solar bicycle consists of battery,DC-DC boost converter, Solar Panel, Motor and Motor controller.It will get its energy from three places brakes,  pedals of the bicycle, and by solar-cell.

There are three ways you can build solar powered cycle:

a) Build an electric cycle and charge its batteries using electricity provided by solar cells at home. One time charge is sufficient for 9 Miles (15 km approx).If you use this cycle to visit nearby places; this is good option for you.

b) Second method consists of placing both solar cells and batteries on the cycle. Placing solar cells on bicycle itself would help in recharging batteries while travelling.

c)Third one and my most preferred one is to build hybrid cycle whose batteries not only charged by solar cell, but also use energy of regenerative braking and pedaling.

Useful Link:

Solar Electric Bicycle Project
Step by step process of building your own

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Anonymous said...

hello sir..
i want to know that for that project how many of horse power motor is required . and tell me the size of solar panel

CG said...

1000 Watts motor with 48V 15AH Lithium Ion Battery will be sufficient for powerful bike but 200-500 watts motor will do and solar panel size depends upon the time available to you. If you want to charge your battery quickly you can use three or more panels in series, its all depends on you.

Unknown said...

Sir I am interested to do this project please send me the details of this project my email address is Thanks

Ar Jamal said...

Sir,i want to do this project on techfest kindly send me project detail on email, thanks

Unknown said...

Hi sir, i liked this project and want to try it out. Kindly send me the details of this project. My mail id is Thanks