Solar-Powered ScooterBy PN: Paraplegia News, Vol. 63, No. 9, p. 12
Publication Date: September 2009
Article features a scooter that was converted to run on solar power. For the conversion, an armed forces veteran who uses a scooter for outdoor mobility following back injuries turned to a company which installs solar panels on top of golf carts to make them run longer. A panel of plastic strips positioned over the scooter's canopy absorbs the sun’s energy and charges a battery about 14 by 14 inches in size which is located under the scooter’s seat. The panel snaps off and folds up for transport. The user reports that after a recent 18 mile trip, the battery was still charged at 95 percent.
Published by: PVA Publications (Website:http://www.pvamagazines.com)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Web Site: http://www.pva.org )