The Solar Bicycle will be a great example to showcase the application and potential of solar energy and the ride is to unite and educate people over a cause which will dominate the future energy needs.
About Sunpedal Ride :-
It’s a historical ride of 2 IITians ~ Mr. Sushil Reddy(alumnus) and Mr. Rajendra Bhaskar(student) from Energy Science Department of IIT Bombay. Its a journey of 79 days, 7513 kms on the solar electric bicycle including more than 25 solar awareness sessions.
The solar electric bicycle contain 240 watts of solar panels on a trailer attached to the bicycle. 250 watt pear hub motor, 48v lithium Ion battery. The average speed on flats is 20 kms/hr. Average 25 kms on a single charge.
About Route :-
- The route was chosen and planned considering maximum sunshine, favourable terrain, weather and safety for cyclists.
- A support team helped in planning the route & often be stopped by onlookers who wondered what he was doing.
During solar awareness sessions just explaining the benefits wasn’t enough, thought Sushil, who then would explain a financial model so others could install a solar panel at home. “I would talk about a financial model – Build-Operate-Transfer — which can be adopted by a common man to generate solar energy. The monthly electricity bills go down once one opts for solar panels.
Would you like to get in touch with sunpedal team,
Website – thesunpedalride.in
Mr. Sushil Reddy – +919892528955 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Rajendra bhaskar – +917738199421 – email@example.com
Mr. Himanshu singh – support crew – +919537626260 – firstname.lastname@example.org