This month, Eric Goakes stopped by Solar Energy International (SEI)’s campus in Paonia, Colorado during is cross country journey in his solar-powered “Clipper Trike.”
The Trike is quite impressive! It can go up to 20mph on highways and interstates, in addition to having regenerative breaking and cruise control. It has 270W of solar on the bike which powers the motor on the rear wheel, a cooling fan, and a future swamp cooler amongst other bells and whistles. To top it off, it has enough battery capacity to travel 60 miles after the sun goes down. Plus, the trailer has its own solar-powered motor with the capability of bringing Eric over mountain passes.
Check out the full story and video tour of the trike on SEI’s Blog