joshua cockroft wrote:I dont know how many permies have heard of burning man festival. A week long art festival in the middle of nowhere on a dry lake bed, every year there is a gaint pop up city built on a empty site to desapair and leave no trace at the end of the week. During the event there is a lot of examples of off grid tech ( every year i help build a 20wk termporary solar array) also interesting desert shelters, radical example of gifting economy and awe inspiring art. Burning Man is far from a sustainable and no way a permaculture event but it's a very interesting event!
holy cow.. To my point there are many P.V cart being used as transportion.
check out this link and be mind blown
im super proud of the solar array I work with , you can see it half down the page!
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:
''You put a solar panel on a golf cart (small panel, just to locomote) and a some kind of remote control to power it by satellite smartphone with a camera. You drive it through an area that's not habitable by humans"
I have no experiance with a unmaned systems, but i have used a p.v golf cart for two week a year for four years on a massive dryed lake bed. we use 615watts of P.v and 300 amp hrs of batteries, in return we used the cart everyday on adverage 30 miles and powering tools, never once had to use any other engery source to repower the battery bank.
one time we did use to much power and had to ditch the cart a mile away from camp. in the morning we walk back and sun did out work for us while we had breakfest, so all we had to do when we got there was drive back to camp!
i love P.V carts!