Researchers plan 3,000 mile US road trip powered by solar

Two US doctoral students are planning a 3,200 mile road trip completely powered by the sun. Garrett Fitzgerald and Rob van Haaren at Colombia University have designed a trailer that […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Two US doctoral students are planning a 3,200 mile road trip completely powered by the sun. Garrett Fitzgerald and Rob van Haaren at Colombia University have designed a trailer that holds flexible solar panels which will charge up their EV batteries during the day, so they can drive to their next stop in the evening. The pair wants to educate the public and will give talks and demonstrations on their “promo-tour” – called Solar Journey USA – over the summer.