Club Car’s 100-watt Solar Drive Charging Panel Assembly allows owners of 48-volt electric Club Car Precedent golf cars, Carryall utility vehicles, and Villager low speed vehicles to capture, store, and use solar power.
As a yearly average, the system generates 29% of the total energy required to drive eight miles per day in West Palm Beach, Fla. This reduces the energy needed to recharge the battery by 29%. Results may vary depending on area and usage.
By continually transferring energy to the batteries, the panels limit how deep into the battery reserve a vehicle must go during a typical use.
These panels are based on technology developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. They are made in the United States of a lightweight, impact-resistant, photo-voltaic material with a Teflon-like coating that protects the cells.
Measuring 40″ x 26″, the panels fit snuggly on the canopies or cabs. They weigh less than six pounds and measure .20 inches thick.
The panels come with a controller, connector to the vehicle’s power supply, all necessary hardware, and installation instructions. They can be installed in about 20 minutes.