Waaree Solar Modules to power innovative Electric Solar Vehicle developed by engineering students
5th Apr 16, Mumbai, Maharashtra
In its constant endeavor to support young engineering minds having passion and innovation, Waaree Energies Ltd. sponsors the making of Electric Solar Vehicle by the VJTI RACING – the collegiate club of VJTI College, Mumbai. The club has been constantly participating in events involving manufacturing of ATV’s and formula-type cars.
The idea is to design a vehicle that is feasible enough to be manufactured on an industrial scale and also economically viable for all sections of society. It is meant to be a technology that provides an efficient way of transportation using renewable source of energy. The car uses seamless pipe chassis, which makes it easier to manufacture. It has a compact design and provides high maneuverability & short turning radius. The car is driven by 2KW BLDC motor along with well-engineered power transmission, which helps in achieving high speeds with low consumption of power. The area and positioning of solar panels is chosen with utmost optimization so that all energy requirements are met. The car uses Li-ion batteries by virtue of their less charging time, increased output and at the same time reducing the overall weight.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Jignesh Rathod – SBU head at Waaree Energies Ltd. commented, "It is a pioneering car design in the field of technology, optimization & sustainability. We hope our small contribution for this venture turns out to be fruitful & the vehicle attains the outreach it is destined to reach”.
Expressing his gratitude and excitement, a student from the collegiate club commented, "The sponsorship is really encouraging and inspiring. We are delighted with this support and believe in the vision of Waaree energies and solar power. However, to do this in a larger scale and make solar vehicle a big hit, the country needs better infrastructure and definitely the same zeal towards renewable energy demonstrated by the current government"
Apart from the above mentioned features, safety of the car is also given paramount importance. The car is equipped with dual braking system, which is full proof and reduces probability of failures. It also consists of an over-travel switch to reduce damage due to panic braking. A major innovation is the distress caller for driver safety. Other innovations include regenerative circuits to maximize power usage.
WAAREE Energies Ltd is the flagship company of Waaree Group, founded in 1989 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. It has India’s largest solar PV module manufacturing capacity of 500 MW’S at its plant in near Surat, Gujrat. Waaree Energies is amongst the top players in India in providing EPC services, Project development, rooftop solutions, and solar water pumps and also as an Independent Power Producer. Waaree has its presence in over 20 locations nationally and 68 countries internationally.
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