Design and Fabrication of Solar Electric Vehicle

EOI: 10.11242/viva-tech.01.04.130

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Chinmay A. Dandekar, Prathamesh K. Patil, Rajesh R. Kubal, Bhushan Save, "Design and Fabrication of Solar Electric Vehicle", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 130, pp. 1-5, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


This paper gives you a basic overview about designing and implementing the process of solar electric vehicle. A solar car does not use any combustion thus it is free from any cause for global warming. This paper proposes a method to design multi-seated solar car different from the one available in market, in a cheaper way. The most essential equipment for building a solar vehicle are the solar panels. The photovoltaic panels of 250 W are connected as a photovoltaic array to charge a lithium-ion battery bank of 48 V and 78 Ah during the day hours. With the help of this technology, we aim to make solar energy powered car in our project. The solar cells in the solar panel absorbs UV rays transmitted from sun and convert them into electrical energy, thereby powering the vehicle. In between solar panels and battery, there is a charge controller or MPPT to magnify the output from the solar panels to charge the battery efficiently.


four-wheeler, electric vehicle, regenerative braking, auxiliary solar charging, li-ion battery.


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