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UN-PLUGGED / UVEX / electric vehicle recharging solar car cover

UN-PLUGGED / UVEX
UN-PLUGGED / UVEX

Uvex is a car cover, consisting of a series of solar panels, demonstrated in, generating energy which feeds directly into the vehicle’s energy storage. For preventative measures the cover will be locked down by a security hook at the nose of the vehicle and the retraction of the cover is managed by a motorised roll-up system.
The designed system, exists as a separate, plug-in addition, to the existing vehicle energy management system. The energy generated from the solar panels is translated by a DC-DC converter and managed by a Charge Controller in order to protect the vehicle energy system and battery from overcharging or reverse current.

University

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology
Auchenflower, Australia

Petrus Barkhuizen,
Queensland University of Technology