We all know the implication of going green has the potential to change the air we breathe in.Innovations in the transportation sector can make a huge difference, when it comes to adopting greener measures. Using the energy of the sun to power vehicles would prove to be the best option, when considering green transportation.
Pininfarina-BolloréBluecar is a result of a collaboration between Italian and a French auto companies. The car features a very pleasing design, which makes the vehicle more desirable. The roof and hood of the ‘bluecar’has solar panels, constituting thousands of solar cells to capture the rays of the sun. The car is powered by solar energy captured by these cells and stored in theattachedbatteries. Fully charged batteries canmake the car run a little over 150 miles.
Solar Gem super-yacht
In addition tobeing friendly with the environment, this yacht is a luxurious one. The yacht makes use of the wind and solar energy for its power requirements. The super yacht features a helipad, 10 guest rooms, Jacuzzis and all modern amenities. The yacht is designed by DennisIngemansson and is made from light and recyclable materials.
This is an effort to enhance the manual and electric versions. Although the manual version is a green option too, travelling a little distance like up to the supermarket in the vicinity could be an issue. The solar model of the wheelchair is not an expensive one, and is more viable than the electric counterpart.An electric powered wheelchair runs about 7km or a little more than 4.25 miles on a single charge, where as the solar version can travel up to 12 km or approximately 7.5 miles on a full charge.
The E-V sunny bicycle uses solar panels in its wheels to charge the battery that powers its motor. The 500-watt battery is powerful enough to propel the bike up to 18.5 mph approximately. The inventor of the solar bike, Therapy Products offers a kit so that you can convert your bike in to a solar bike or you can buy the complete bike also. It’s a speedier, light- weight option to dodge traffic and the user will be proud for contributing towards theenvironment.
There is a lot of scope for the innovations utilizing the energy of the sun for powering them. There is no expenditure on fuels and no damage to the environment as well.