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  • Richard Palmisano

    Member
    October 6, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Ok, so the video is cool…

    …However, nothing really new here. Another ‘test drive’ with a few more details on their design processes of the Beta. It’s October, I would have thought maybe they would be on to Gamma and crash testing.

    The comment related to the flexible solar cells as something “you can’t get off the shelf” is a little disingenuine. You can, check this: https://ebay.us/T9ajKP I did a little math and it would take aproximately 210 of these cells to get the 700 Watts of charging. It appears from the image below, that is about correct (I didn’t really get into counting them). Monocrystalyne cells are more efficient than Polycrystalyne, In the case of these Ebay cells, 22% +/- efficient.

    Still excited…still have tons of questions…still want to actually see one on the road.