• SolarDrive solar powered golf cars

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    Hong Kong has always ensured that it keeps its air pollution levels to a minimal; it now has initiated a green initiative to reduce its carbon footprint. The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course in collaboration between a Hong Kong university and Denmark-based engineering company SolarDrive. The solar-powered golf carts are able to capture and convert daylight into sufficient energy to power them year round, even on cloudy days. The carts charge themselves as they go. The SolarDrive can out-perform battery-powered carts owing to a solar panel studded with long life mono- or poly-crystalline solar cells protected behind tempered solar glass providing excellent light and energy transmission. Even on cloudy days, it mechanically produces sufficient energy while it’s being driven.

    The $45 million SolarDrive project is part of a citywide environment project. It aims to trim down carbon emissions by up to 30 tons per year.
    Via [reuters]

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on October 10, 2009