Title

Using Solar Photovoltaic Power for Remote Vehicles

Author(s)

Parker OlsonFollow

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Cars produce a lot of pollution and this project is planned to help reduce the emissions done by cars. This project is working on having an RC car run on solar power and eventually working on other, larger vehicles run on solar power, most likely going into an electric Go Kart provided from the CATE center sometime in the future. This will most likely be successful but trials of the RC car haven't started yet. One of the methods done in this project was to measure the power usage of the RC which was done by running the RC car and measuring the power being produced when the RC car was running and comparing that to the power the batteries that were being used to run the RC car was producing when the RC car wasn't running. Another method done was to measure the power that the solar panels were producing in order to determine the amount needed to power the RC car. Those trials for the solar panels were done by measuring the power that was being produced by the solar panels in 30 minute increments. A future method to be done is measuring the power being produced by the solar panels while running the RC car in 30 minute increments similar to the ones done for the solar panel trials. So far there has been collected data from the first two methods that were earlier described and it is looking very promising for the project. So far the data that has been collected from the RC car trials has been used to determine the amount of power needed to run the car for the solar panels. This will most likely prove the hypothesis correct due to the data found in the trials but the solar powered RC car hasn't been built yet so time will tell.

Location

HSS 109

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 10:45 AM

Using Solar Photovoltaic Power for Remote Vehicles

HSS 109

Cars produce a lot of pollution and this project is planned to help reduce the emissions done by cars. This project is working on having an RC car run on solar power and eventually working on other, larger vehicles run on solar power, most likely going into an electric Go Kart provided from the CATE center sometime in the future. This will most likely be successful but trials of the RC car haven't started yet. One of the methods done in this project was to measure the power usage of the RC which was done by running the RC car and measuring the power being produced when the RC car was running and comparing that to the power the batteries that were being used to run the RC car was producing when the RC car wasn't running. Another method done was to measure the power that the solar panels were producing in order to determine the amount needed to power the RC car. Those trials for the solar panels were done by measuring the power that was being produced by the solar panels in 30 minute increments. A future method to be done is measuring the power being produced by the solar panels while running the RC car in 30 minute increments similar to the ones done for the solar panel trials. So far there has been collected data from the first two methods that were earlier described and it is looking very promising for the project. So far the data that has been collected from the RC car trials has been used to determine the amount of power needed to run the car for the solar panels. This will most likely prove the hypothesis correct due to the data found in the trials but the solar powered RC car hasn't been built yet so time will tell.