Hanergy launches full solar power vehicles that can be commercialized
A sports car named “Hanergy Solar R” made its debut as Li Hejun, board chairman and CEO of Hanergy Holding Group, drove it around the venue in the spotlight.
Li elaborated on the advantages of thin-film solar cells such as light weight and flexibility, enabling the cells to be integrated into a variety of products such as cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, mobiles, backpacks and clothes.
The full solar power vehicles making their debut showcase the latest achievements of Hanergy's mobile energy strategy, he said.
Integrated with flexible and highly efficient thin-film solar cells and modules, the full solar power vehicles with zero emissions use solar energy as its main source of driving force through a series of precise control and managing systems, including a photoelectric conversion system, an energy storage system and an intelligent control system.
As Hanergy's full solar power vehicles acquire power directly from the sun, they do not depend on charging posts and thus have no need to bother with “distance per charge” anymore, making “zero charging” possible during medium and short distance journeys.
Breaking the bottleneck of poor practicality of previous solar-powered vehicles, the four launched by Hanergy are the first full thin-film solar power vehicles that can be commercialized, redefining new energy vehicles.
With a conversion rate of 31.6%, Hanergy's gallium arsenide (GaAs) dual-junction solar cell was awarded with aWorld Record Certificateby the World Record Association at the launch event.
The technology had previously been recognized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the United States for its world's highest conversion rate on January 5, 2016.
Hanergy also signed a framework agreement with Foton Motor for cooperation in developing clean energy buses.
In addition to Hanergy Solar R, the Hanergy Solar series of vehicles launched on Saturday evening also included Hanergy Solar O, Hanergy Solar L and Hanergy Solar A, targeted at different groups of users.
The vehicles feature light weight and maximization of the area covered by thin-film solar cells.
Their user-friendly designs enable users to select and manage different travelling and weather modes in a real-time, mobile, networked and smart way. Users can select charging modes in accordance with varied weather conditions through Apps on their mobiles.
Moreover, the vehicles are equipped with ultrasonic cleaning technology for maintenance of the solar cells. ■