Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The SolarCross E-Bike Harnesses the Sun's Energy for Propulsion Assistance

 - Dec 13, 2013
References: solar-cross.thekpv & tuvie
Believe it or not, you won't actually have to put any work into the SolarCross ebike in order to get something out of it. The two-wheeler features a set of solar panels that convert the sun's energy immediately to make your personal conveyance move.

This innovative DIY creation is the work of Terry Hope, a self-taught solar electric bicycle builder. He began with a standard hybrid pushbike as the base of his project, upon which he's installed a total of eight photovoltaic panels over the handlebars and behind the seat.

While the solar cells do stick out quite a bit, they're sufficiently lightweight to give the design real potential. The SolarCross e-bike concept is being tweaked continuously to gradually produce a model that's faster, more aesthetically pleasing and efficient.