solarEbike: Solar Powered Electric Bicycle

The solar trailer charges the battery of the electric assist bicycle, extending the daily range to 100+ miles for long-distance bike touring. Light sensors and a motorized tilt mechanism adjust the panel while moving so it is always facing the sun.

What inspired you to make this project?:
I was on a two month, 2000 mile solo bike camping tour of Italy when I spotted solar panels on the roof of the train station in Cinque Terre. The idea of using the sun to help conquer the hills and cover more distance each day has been with me every since.

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Categories: Bicycles, Alternative Energy, Arduino, Sustainability & Nature, Vehicles
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