Same old Experiement. How much power can you get from Solar-Panel-Covered car like Citroen Czero

April 30th, 2013 Comments Off on Same old Experiement. How much power can you get from Solar-Panel-Covered car like Citroen Czero

I have already come across blogs and historic articles on “have-a-go” attempts of chargingCrushed silicon powder could lead to improved longevity in electric car batteries. Read more ... » car#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... » by Sun, in sunny-rested places like California.

Indeed my interest here, living in LondonWireless charging could make an electrified M25 a real possibility. Read more ... », UKToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... », is not actually to establish the validity of those attempts by establish longCrushed silicon powder could lead to improved longevity in electric car batteries. Read more ... »-standing interest.

I commuteA year with a twizy: London commuting and convenience travel about town. Read more ... » daily, each way, ~10US Volt Electric car 2013 release ads a few miles to, now, some 37 odd miles total in electric only range. Read more ... »-12Tesla VS Dyson, as the latter Challenges Tesla With $1.4 Billion Battery Tech Investment. Read more ... » milesPhinergy's Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles. Read more ... » depending on trafficSub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » and thus route i can take.

I also driveMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » an electric#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... » only Citroen#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... » Czero#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... » modelToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... ». Small, cuddly 4Demand for solar is growing globally, with the total number of gigawatts expected at 29.8 in 2012 to 50.8 gigawatts in 2016. Read more ... » seater weighting about a tonne.

On typical hourly chargeUSA: GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says. Read more ... » cycleAre EVs better for the environment?. Read more ... » from 3Here's Everything We Know About Volkswagen's (Not So!) "First" Electric Car. Read more ... ».5Kwh homeA year with a twizy: London commuting and convenience travel about town. Read more ... » plugMini feat. Fast* 7kw 32A charging cable J1772 at lower prices, from £180. Read more ... » (13A, 240V) it would deliver some 11Tesla VS Dyson, as the latter Challenges Tesla With $1.4 Billion Battery Tech Investment. Read more ... »-13miles of charge – about what i need.

So, back to my experiment;

Considering my car, like most of your carsWireless charging could make an electrified M25 a real possibility. Read more ... », is stationery throughout the day, is it possible to charge the car from SolarTransparent Solar Cells Turn Windows into Power Generators. Read more ... » panels, installed ON the car, to warrant a safe comfortable ride back, via the same aforementioned 12 odd miles.

Now now, its ambitious, and I’m aware of seasons,  but kid me on this, we get some anticipated 6Good. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » months of daylight.

I have also come across some “semi-flexi” solar panelsThe innovators: cheaper batteries could help electric cars hit the mainstream. Read more ... », 135W outputting (ideals), weighting 2BMW i3 Release date is post-November, Meanwhile, the inside story: how it’s made. Read more ... ».6KG. contrary to typical argument such as it would be too costly (powerWireless charging could make an electrified M25 a real possibility. Read more ... » spent) due to weight of such installationSiemens has completed supply and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across 12 London Underground car parks.. Read more ... », vs any solar charge such panels generated.

Here are my musings:

Car Watts x Hrs
Required Charge 3500x1hour(12 miles) 3500
Total : 3500Wh
You will need : 292Ah of BatterySuperb. Nissan Upgrades LEAF Battery Warranty. 2013. Read more ... » Power
Solar PanelNext Nissan Leaf previewed by IDS Concept in Tokyo. Read more ... »(s) : 86Watt (assuming 4 hrs sunlight)

Am i being reasonable? do tell me – comment to @evMeerkat on twitterElectric Power? The grid is around 52% cleaner than burning petrol in its dirtiest form & the grid has solar+wind sourced power contribution. Read more ... ».

Updates: Comments to my musings:

Matt Beard ‏@GettinTwitta3h

@evmeerkat you are out by a factor of 10. You will need 860W for 4 hours!

How to Choose a Solar PanelTesla Planning Grid Storage As Part Of Supercharger Expansion. Read more ... » (from http://www.wavemaker.co.uk/)

You will need to make sure that you have enough battery power as well as solar power, You may need multiple batteriesCrushed silicon powder could lead to improved longevity in electric car batteries. Read more ... » (enough to cover the Amps per hourFord Focus Electric goes on sale in UK. Read more ... » draw (Ah)) and multiple panels (a 160watt solar panel is the same as 2x 80watt solar panels)
If you are planning a big systemWireless charging could make an electrified M25 a real possibility. Read more ... » I would suggest sepaking to an expert for your particular situation, remember this is a guide, different panels have different performanceThe UK will get versions of the #Tesla #EV Model S from around mid-2013 @ ~ £45k. Read more ... », and batteries are different as well!
For those of you interested this is how we worked it out!

1BMW i3 bigger battery spec, same physical size. 50% increase. Read more ... ». How Much Power can you store?
Battery capacityGlasgow shopping centre installs first rapid charging point. Read more ... » is measured in AmpUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » Hours (eg 17AH). You need to convert this to Watt Hours by multiplying the AH figure by the battery voltage (eg 12V).

For a 17AH, 12V battery the Watt Hours figure is 17Wireless electric vehicle charging explained. Read more ... » x 12 = 204WH

This means the battery could supply 204W for 1 hour, or 102W for 2 hours i.e. the more energy you take, the faster the battery discharges.

2. How much energy will your appliance(s) useFord Wants To Develop Its Own Battery Chemistries For Hybrids, Electric Cars, But Why?. Read more ... » over a period of timeWishes answered: 4X4 and its a PlugIn Hybrid with 44g Co2/KM . Read more ... »?
The power consumptionSmart Grid study partners with Electric Vehicle network. Read more ... » of appliances is given in Watts (eg 21Bad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... »″ fluorescent light, 13W). To calculate the energy you will use over time, just multiply the power consumption by the hours of use.
The 13W light fitting, on for 2 hours, will take 13Electric car for under £13,000: Renault #Zoe #EV option in 2013. Read more ... » x 2 = 26WH from the battery.
Repeat this for all the appliances you wish to use, then add the results to establish total consumption.

3. How much energy can a Solar panel generate over a period of time?
The power generation rating of a Solar panel is also given in Watts (eg 10W). To calculate the energy it can supply to the battery, multiply Watts by the hours exposed to sunshine, then multiply the resultRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » by 0Mercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... ».85 (this factor allows for natural system losses).
For the Solar 10W panel in 4 hours* of sunshine, 10 x 4 x 0.85 = 34WH. This is the amount of energy the Solar panel can supply to the battery.

Thus,  to assume that somethingBMW 3-series plug-in prototype (Expected in 2016). Read more ... » like:

Electrical Characteristics (+/-5Electric car promised for 2014 that can do 1,000 miles on single charge. Read more ... »%)*
Rated Power Output:  135W
Optimum Operating Voltage [Vmp]:  24Renault to double electric car range by 2020. Read more ... ».9V
Optimum Operating Current [Imp]:  5.45A
Open Circuit Voltage [Voc]:  29New electric cars coming for 2018 onwards. Read more ... ».5V
Short Circuit Current [Isc]:  5.82A
Cell TechnologyLondon gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series. Read more ... »:  Monocrystalline Silicon
Number#Charging #ElectricCar: CHAdeMO quick-chargers increase to 2000 units in 2012. Read more ... » of Cells:  44 high-efficiency Sunpower cells in series
Output Type:  36Superb. Nissan Upgrades LEAF Battery Warranty. 2013. Read more ... »″ MC cable#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?. Read more ... »
Approx. Dimensions:  56½” x 21¼” x 1/16Sadly: No 200-mile electric car in Ford's immediate future. Read more ... »″ (1435 x 540 x 3 mm)
Weight:  5 lb 12 oz. (2.61 kg)

may* make wish come true, but As advised, multiply by factor of 10. to make it charge me for 12 miles.

Either that of we have to double th amount of time in the sun. From 4, to 8Spilling all Beans on Toyota Prius 15EV miles Plug-in Hybrid for 2013 model. Read more ... » hours. Now factor reduces to half, i.e. 5.

Next, It appears that we have to make use of ALL surface areaCrushed silicon powder could lead to improved longevity in electric car batteries. Read more ... » on the car. e.g. Solar Panel of choice above x 5 items.

We are talking 12KG weight gain (beside the extra cables, and fittings) I doubt this is significant as earlier pessimistic correction that overall energy is too limited vs the weight of the panels you have to carry. 

 

Lets talk Dimensions

Exterior
Length 144.8 in | 3678 mm.
WidthBMW 3-series plug-in prototype (Expected in 2016). Read more ... » 62.4 in | 1585 mm.
Height 63.6 in | 1615 mm.
Wheelbase 100.4 in | 2550 mm.
Front Track 55.9BMW battery facelift to 2017 i3 model. Read more ... » in | 1420 mm.
Rear Track 54.3 in | 1379 mm.

Either the specLondon: EVMeerkat does the BMW i8 Test Drive.. Read more ... » above or i really need to bring my tape measure and actually establish how much surface area do i have to workLondon: EVMeerkat does the BMW i8 Test Drive.. Read more ... » with…

 

More updates on this soonCheapest small #EV lease: Citroen C Zero Special 159+vat/m Offer. Read more ... »

I seriously need to get into electrical principles, and do a course on this subject.

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