Hanergy introduces four solar powered cars

Hanergy has launched four solar powered vehicles

Hanergy has launched four solar powered vehicles at a grand ceremony themed “Disruptive Innovations Drive the Future” in Beijing on 2nd July 2016.

The company launched a sports car named “Hanergy Solar R” alongside the Hanergy Solar O, Hanergy Solar L and Hanergy Solar A at the event. Li Hejun, Board Chairman and CEO of Hanergy Holding Group, drove the sports car around the venue in the spotlight.

The newly launched solar powered vehicles Integrates flexible and highly efficient thin-film solar cells and modules, and uses solar energy as its main source of driving force through a series of precise control and managing systems, including a photoelectric conversion system, an energy storage system and an intelligent control system.

According to the company its solar powered vehicles does not depend on charging posts and makes “zero charging” possible during medium and short distance journeys. The four cars launched by Hanergy are the first full thin-film solar power vehicles that can be commercialized.

With a conversion rate of 31.6%, Hanergy’s gallium arsenide (GaAs) dual-junction solar cell was awarded with a World Record Certificate by the World Record Association at the launch event. The technology had previously been recognized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the United States for its world’s highest conversion rate on January 5, 2016.

Hanergy also signed a framework agreement with Foton Motor for cooperation in developing clean energy buses.

Hanergy  in  a statement notes that user-friendly design of the vehicles enable users to select and manage different travelling and weather modes in a real-time, mobile, networked and smart way. Users can select charging modes in accordance with varied weather conditions through Apps on their mobiles. Moreover, the vehicles are equipped with ultrasonic cleaning technology for maintenance of the solar cells.

According to Dr. Gao Weimin, Vice President of Hanergy Holding Group and CEO of its Solar Vehicle Business Division, the four full solar power vehicles are integrated with flexible GaAs thin-film solar cells, covering 3.5 to 7.5 square meters respectively. With five to six hours of sunlight, the thin-film solar cells on the vehicle are able to generate eight to ten kilowatt-hours of power a day, allowing it to travel about 80 km, equivalent to over 20,000 km annually, which satisfies the need of driving in a city under normal circumstances.

Under the routine-day mode, the vehicles are able to charge themselves with clean solar energy while traveling. In case of weak sunlight or long-distance travel, the lithium batteries equipped in the vehicles can also get power from charging posts, enabling them to travel a maximum of 350 km per charge.

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