A team of scientists in Australia will prove that they are making a difference by traveling 9,400 miles using only solar energy.
A project in Australia called “Charge Around Australia” assembled by a team of scientists together with UK company Charging Around Britain Ltd., will be taking a Tesla Model 3 on a 9,400-mile trip across Australia. They hope to show the range and flexibility of the Tesla Model and plan to make renewable energy more accessible to the public.
The Tesla Model 3 will be equipped with a printed solar panel, invented by Paul Dastoor “This is actually an ideal test bed to give us information about how we would go about using and powering technology in other remote locations, for example, in space,” he added “(The) community is seeking these sorts of answers to the problems it’s being presented with, day in, day out, around climate change.”
The solar panels that will be used are made from lightweight materials, laminated PET plastics. Dastoor claims that they can be printed on standard commercial printers and can be made at a cost less than $10 per square meter. The solar panels are super thin and since they are lightweight, they can be easily rolled up and be installed on any surface.
During the course of the trip, the team is planning to visit around 70 schools showing students how renewable energy can make the future better.