Elektra One’s makers, PC-Aero designs solar-powered trailer with a 2.4 kW peak power capacity
The aviation industry as we’ve mentioned before, is quickly shouldering towards greener practices, and though it’ll take a while for technology realize the true potential of solar energy and have full-fledged passenger airplanes fly with solar energy, German electric airplane maker PC-Aero came up with a unique way to power up its brainchild, the Elektra One, with solar power. Unveiled at the Berlin Auto Show, PC-Aero has come up with a mobile solar-powered unit, disguised as a trailer with solar panels propped above. Sporting a 2.4 kW peak power capacity, this trailer generates enough energy on a regular basis to power up the Elektra One for 300 flying hours annually. As for the airplane itself, this one uses energy from both, onboard batteries as well as solar cells and can top 100 flying miles, without having to resort to fossil fuels!