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Solar Powered Golf Cart, the Perfect Green Vehicle?

| Electric Golf Carts, News | May 25, 2011

Solar Powered Golf Cart

SolarCart Sun Eagle golf cart roof powers this electric cart

Electric golf carts are already considered somewhat of an environmentally vehicle as they don’t use gas to power an engine. This makes them an cost conscious choice for golf courses or when using a golf cart on the street which is becoming more and more popular, especially in retirement communities such as The Villages.

But the electricity that charges the batteries has to be generated somehow, and our electricity is still likely to be generated by environmentally un-friendly means, like coal, gas or nuclear. But what if there was a way to avoid charging your cart from the "un-green" electrical grid and reduce your "fuel" costs to zero?

Now there is, with a solar panel golf cart roof from SolarCarts. The Sun Eagle solar panel is a replacement golf cart roof that provides 210W of power when connected to your cart's electrical system. The Sun Eagle solar roof is currently available to fit all 2 to 4 passenger carts from Club Car, E-Z-GO, and Tomberlin and comes in several different frame color options to match your cart.

Jon LoBello, the Executive Vice President of Solar Carts said, "There has never been a better time to adopt solar roofs with prices so low coupled with the fact that the entire golf industry is shifting to greener solutions."

With rising energy prices this solar panel will save golf cart owners a large amount of money over the lifetime of the cart and the Solar Eagle can be disassembled and moved to another cart when the owner changes carts. Now you might think that solar panels will only produce electricity when there is a cloudless sky and the sun is shining brightly for extended periods of time, say only in California or Florida. But solar panel technology has come a long way in recent years and although cloudy, overcast days will result in lower solar output, the Solar Eagle will still produce enough electricity to have a positive impact on your battery's performance. The Solar Eagle is a highly efficient solar panel, and as it is coupled with an intelligent control module, it will automatically optimize itself to produce the maximum amount of energy possible regardless of the weather conditions.

For golf cart fleet managers, or any organization or company that uses electric golf carts, this type of solar panel technology will save thousands in electricity charging costs and also help reduce the impact of golf carts on the environment.

BREAKING NEWS - For a limited time SolarCarts are offering the Sun Eagle solar roof for $999 for the first 100 installations that take place in Florida. SolarCart's Summer Special starts on June 1st and runs through until July 31st.

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2 Responses to “Solar Powered Golf Cart, the Perfect Green Vehicle?”

  1. offroadmark on June 3, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    how long before solar panel charging is fitted as standard equipment on new Club Car and EZGo golf carts?

  2. DIY Solar Panels on June 5, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    Can’t say enough good things about this post and I just hope more people read it.