Tuesday, 9 November 2010

First Keyboards, now Golf Carts - retro solar power kit for buggies.

Thanks to Solar Knowledge, comes this story from across the pond (the USA) of a company that's using one of the new micro thin solar cell technologies to produce a solar conversion kit for golf buggies.

Attached to the existing roof of the golf cart, the kit by Golf City is claimed to be 30% more efficient than other kits, many of which involve fitting a new roof onto the cart to take teh weight.

The Executive Vice President of Golf City reckons their biggest hurdle is getting people to believe the product works.

Obviously it means storing the cart outside - shut away in a barn or garage will only starve it of sunlight.

But the exec' reckons their solar kits, put onto 50 carts, would save in the region of $60,000 to $90,000 in the first three years.

If you're a keen golfer, why not mention this article to your local club? Perhaps such devices will be available in the UK.

photo credit: dan taylor

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