SOLAR BUSES * USA - Can the power-assist prototype be a sustainable solution?
Palo Alto,CA,USA -Energy 2.0, by clothilde -March 31, 2010: -- The Californian Sunpods Inc manufacturing company produces innovative, modular and tested solar power stations. One of their latest projects, is to build the first solar power-assist for buses. This system will help Bauer Intelligent Transportation meet strict anti-pollution standards laid down by the State of California... Sunpods Inc ’s solar power-assist system is made up of four solar panels which are fixed on the roof of the bus. They can charge an on-board battery bank to power the air-conditioning and wireless connectivity equipment when the bus is inactive. Tested on a Bauer Intelligent Transportation bus since January 2010, this solar power-assist system is already demonstarting success, respecting anti-idling standards without discomforting passengers... (Photo: Low-floor bus MAZ 203)
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