SOLAR CAR POWERS UP TO MEET THE CHALLENGE
In an innovative move, PSC, a global power systems consulting firm, has developed a solar powered car solution. The development is part of a series of initiatives the company is taking in the renewable energy sector. This industry is an increasingly strategic one with current growth projections showing that, by 2050, there will be over two billion cars on the roads of the world. This massive growth in the global vehicle fleet is a reflection of a population that will top nine billion, with six billion living in urban centres.
SUMMARY OF TECHNICAL LEARNINGS TO DATE
The PSC Solar EV Charger Project is intended to investigate the feasibility of running PSC electric vehicles entirely on solar generated electricity. Achieving this aspirational goal would result in benefits including PSC reducing our own fossil fuel consumption, air pollution, and CO2 emissions. We anticipate that the concept will appeal to individuals and businesses who own both solar arrays and electric vehicles, and who wish to exercise an ethical choice in selecting where the power for the vehicles comes from.
Our vision is to engage with fundamental electricity industry changes in a positive and practical way. The PSC e-tron project and solar arrays described in these pages are the first of several initiatives we plan to undertake in the renewable energy and Smart Grid space. Our goal is to immerse ourselves in these challenges and provide industry leadership as well as achieving practical learnings for our own organisation.More