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A/Prof Ned Ekins Daukes and Dr Bonna Newman with Violet, Sunswifts solar powered car

Solar Powered Transport Event

"Cars evoke strong emotions in people – so whatever we, as engineers, think is the best solution must appeal to people in their day-to-day lives"  -A/Professor Ned Ekins-Daukes

Our sold out event 'Making Solar powered transport a reality' was a huge success. We tackled a full and fascinating agenda answering a range of questions: 

  • Is a non-plug-in solar vehicle feasible?
  • Are consumers willing to pay for PV powered vehicles?
  • Why researchers from The Netherlands view solar vehicles as a key part of the energy transition
  • Inverter developments in mobile energy storage and vehicle to grid interactions
  • Blockchain and secure energy trading

The topic and event attracted great media coverage:

The Sydney Morning Herald - 'Fuel falls from the sky': The solar revolution coming down the road

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/fuel-falls-from-the-sky-the-solar-revolution-coming-down-the-road-20200208-p53yye.html

The Driven - Driving on sunshine: Solar cars could be closer than you think

https://thedriven.io/2020/02/13/driving-on-sunshine-solar-cars-could-be-closer-than-you-think/

Reneweconomy - Australian ‘Solar Skin’ invention could power cities and vehicles of the future

https://reneweconomy.com.au/australian-solar-skin-invention-could-power-cities-and-vehicles-of-the-future-49259/ and

The Driven Podcast - How close are we to solar cars? Q&A from the event with guest panel including Prof Martin Green, hosted by Bridie Schmidt

https://thedriven.io/2020/02/24/the-driven-podcast-how-close-are-we-to-solar-cars/

View more information, including events videos on our Events page: https://research.unsw.edu.au/digitalgridfutures/events