Tesla takes a 9,400 mile solar-powered road trip
A team of scientists from Australia and the UK are embarking on an epic 9,400 Tesla mile road trip through some of the world’s most remote regions – and they’re doing it on 100% solar power.
The project is called “Charge Around Australia” and the team hopes to get Australians thinking about new ways to prevent climate change while showing off the range and flexibility of the Tesla electric sedan. In the most remote parts of Australia – where scorching temperatures, great distances and lack of water simply prohibit comfortable human habitation – the project’s roll-up solar panels will be put to the ultimate test.
“It’s actually an ideal test bed to give us insight into how we would use and power technology in other remote places, for example in space,” said Paul Dastoor, inventor of the panels. printed solar cells that will be used to keep the Tesla charged during the trip. “(The) community is looking for these kinds of answers to the issues that are presented to them, day in and day out, around climate change.”
Tesla + solar charger
The innovative, deployed solar panels that power the team’s Tesla Model 3 are made from lightweight laminated PET plastic (think plastic bottles) which Dastoor says can be made at a cost of less than $10 per square meter. on standard commercial printers. Whoever printed the signs shown here was previously responsible for printing wine labels for a local winery!
The team plans to visit around 70 schools during their 84-day Tesla journey and hope to give students a taste of what the future holds.
You can learn more about the project by watching the video below. Once you’re done, let us know what you think of these budget solar cells in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
Charge around Australia | Video
spring | Pictures: Reuters, via Good News Network.
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