Printed solar cells to power electric vehicle fanatic Mr Stuart McBain in Charge Around Australia

Commercial printed solar cell tech developed by the University of Newcastle is being put to the test to power an EV’s 15,097- kilometre journey around the entire coastline of Australia.

An EV has hit the road in Newcastle on Friday to commence an epic journey around Australia. The car is utilizing paper-thin, printed solar panels to help power it along the way.

Mr Stuart McBain will embark on the significant campaign, Charge Around Australia, to champion electric vehicle (EV) usage, while providing one of the most thorough field test to date for the advanced solar cells, developed at the University of Newcastle.

The chartered accountant from Liverpool in the UK has traded the overcast chilly environment of home for the beaming hot outback, as he sets off from Newcastle for a lap of Australia.

Within his electric vehicle are rolls of printed solar that will be used to assist power the vehicle on the 15 000 km journey.

And the key challenges for printed organic photovoltaics are really effectiveness and also durability, the Charge Around Australia project details. It states substantial economic modelling has found that with even modest device efficiency and also lifetimes, large area oriented solar energy technology can take on coal generated power.

To view further details go to https://chargearoundaustralia.com/charge-around-australia-test-drive/

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