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A little help from the Sun
posted by Andrew Serfass :: Mar 16, 2008 :: 08:36 PM 
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So on top of all of the cool things we're doing to get ready for this race, like doing the training rides and talking to some amazing people about the race, I get to do some of my favorite things.  I'm looking into outfitting the chase vehicles with the communication and other electronics we need for the race.  And one of the things I am excited about are the flexible solar panels that were recently donated to the team.  The vehicles have a number of added electronics that will need to be powered off of the car battery and the electricity produced from the car alternator decreases the efficiency of the engine by about 5-10 horsepower.  These solar panels should be able to produce up to 64 Watts of power which will help to keep the batteries charged.  We will probably put one solar pannel on each of the two lead vehicles, although we could put more panels on the vehicles if more were donated (in the pictures we have both panels on one car).  I think it is so cool that we can incorporate the solar panels on the vehicles and use some readily available green energy and I'm excited to continue to gather everything we need for the vehicles.


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