Is solar energy the future of renewable energy? A talk about solar cars.

  • Working of solar cars explained
  • Pros and cons of solar cars
  • Install solar power system at your property and be a part of renewable energy transition
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April 01, 2022

Is solar energy the future of renewable energy? A talk about solar cars.

Lowering prices and rising demand for greener energy sources is leading to renewable energy market transformation. Solar cars have long been a dream of many people. And with the growing interest in renewable energy sources, many automakers are considering solar-powered vehicles as a viable mode of transportation. Electric automobiles emit less pollution than traditional vehicles. Because of the pollution caused by the electricity used to power cars, electric vehicles powered by solar energy are a preferable option. Solar cars are electric vehicles that transform solar energy into power using solar PV cells. It can be stored in batteries to allow cars to operate smoothly at night or when there is no direct sunshine. 

Working of solar cars explained

Solar cars are powered by a network of tiny solar PV cells that produce electricity. Semiconducting material, such as silicon, is placed between the PV cell and the substrate. When this is combined with phosphorus and boron, it creates an electric field between the two layers by giving each side a positive and negative electrical charge.

When an electron is knocked loose by a ray of sunlight, the metal conducting plates on the cell’s sides catch the electrons and transmit them to wires. Electrons can flow like energy across the wire to power the car. A solar car has technology and design restrictions, as it will not be aesthetically pleasing. 

Pros and cons of solar cars

1. Eco-Friendly

Solar powered vehicles are not dependent on fossil fuels and thus emit zero emissions, leading to no production of greenhouse gasses and a cleaner environment. These vehicles even make less noise compared to fuel based vehicles, reducing air pollution.

2. Excess energy availability

Solar vehicles generate the power using solar energy from the sun, which provides limitless energy. With the advancement in technology we have come up with better efficiency solar panels that generate and store more power.

3. Costly Batteries

The efficient solar panels and batteries, as well as their replacement, are far too expensive to be replaced on a regular basis. This is what makes solar vehicles so expensive.

4. Design problems

Solar vehicles call for huge surface area on the roof for solar panels to be attached, have little wind resistance, and only two people space.

Solar cars are under research and are being developed more efficiently to fit for the perfect use. However, we can take advantage of solar energy by installing a rooftop solar system and reducing our electricity bills. 

Install solar power system at your property and be a part of renewable energy transition

Installing solar panels at your home or business is an amazing way to reduce your electricity bills. You will also take a step towards a cleaner and sustainable planet by reducing your carbon footprints. Across the globe people are switching to solar energy to save money and help Mother Nature. We at Arise Solar make sure your solar investment is a worthwhile investment. Join the green revolution and be a part of the renewable energy transition. We offer a wide range of solar panel systems to work with your budget and ensure you’re receiving the highest quality panels, designed for maximum performance and efficiency over time. We work with Australia’s most trusted solar panel brands, with systems engineered for our unique and changing climate.

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