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Auto Powered by Solar

All cars are powered by gas. But with the volatility of fossil oil prices and because it is not a renewable source, something must be done before it is too late. Since solar energy is used as a green energy source to power a community, you can also do it on a small scale using the same principles to build your car.

However, what do you need to make it work? Many things, but the 2 most crucial are the solar panel and the batteries.

The solar panel is crucial because it is what is used to collect the sun’s rays and then convert them into electricity. There are 2 types to choose from in the market, namely the prefabricated type and the individual type which assembles by yourself.

The battery is essential because it is where the solar energy will be stored.Your choices for this are lead-acid, lithium-ion, or nickel-cadmium. Only the amount needed will depend on your motor voltage.

In order for you to know how much charge is left in your batteries, you will similarly need to install head-up display console type instruments on regular cars that tell you speed, fuel consumption and fuel.

The only cars that use solar power so far are those used only in races, especially the one owned in Australia from trips from the northern part of the country to the south. If this has helped people realize that renewables really are the key to the future, major automakers should try to harness this technology rather than rely on it to continue to rely on gas.

But apart from solar energy as a source of green energy, biodiesel is another alternative. It is a combination of alcohols such as methanol and a chemical change that separates glycerin and methyl esters (biodiesel) from vegetable fats or oils. This too could be done using corn and sugar cane.

Although they are not renewable, they are still considered a green source of energy because they are cleaner than conventional gas.This means that it does not release harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide into the air which harm the environment. So if you can’t build a solar-powered car, consider another fuel choice.