SOLFIE, CARGO BIKE SOLAR LID
The solar cargo bike is an e-bike with luggage space that is completely autonomous in its power supply.
The lockable SOLFIE lid with solar panels generates the required energy. Ideal emission-free means of transport for private individuals and small businesses.
My ambition was to become a counterpart to the 'far-from-beautiful' solar panel constructions that several technicians had already built on or on a bicycle before me. Aesthetics also had to be possible and realized on a (cargo) bicycle with solar panels.
This phase involves Prototype III, which includes the extremely hopeful test results. Lid, originally made of polyester, is refined (and lighter in weight) and made of epoxy. In this way the measurement results have become more favorable. The next step is a transition to more sustainable materials. The investigation is ongoing.
Work has also been done on other technical specifications (a different, more efficient way of transferring energy to battery and motor) and a broader applicability (for example, a more universal shape with more flexible options for application to other shapes and sizes of cargo bikes).