Our products: PowerDrive Electric Cart Panels

Constructed of the latest in thin film solar technology from PowerFilm these new modules provide a simple and cost effective path to "greener" electric carts.

What will adding solar to your electric cart do for you?

  • Put the cart away at night-charged
  • Run all day without plugging in
  • Significantly reduce the costs associated with charging electric vehicles – less time required can equal as much as $1.00 - $2.00 per day for some
  • PowerFilm Solar modules reduce the depth of discharge which can increase the number of charging cycles and extend battery life

Additional benefits

In commercial applications solar panels increase customer satisfaction, for example the #1 complaint or highest level of dissatisfaction on golf courses is when an electric cart doesn't last a full 18 holes – the addition of solar makes sure the cart lasts…for much more than 18 holes.

Reduces manpower for cart maintenance, shuffling carts in and out of service to replace discharged carts often ties up three carts and takes two people – adding solar extends cart life and overall reduction to cart downtime.

  • No Brackets-"Peel and Stick" Butyl Backer
  • No Holes to Drill
  • Lightweight
  • Weatherproof
  • Flexible and Durable
  • No Glass to Break
  • Installs in Minutes - No adjustments
  • Low Profile
  • Available in Three Sizes and Voltages
  • Efficient Operation in Low Lights

Technical Information

Depth of Discharge Number of Charge Cycles Years of Life
10% 5000 13½
30% 1800
50% 1050
65% 730 2
80% 520 1⅜
  • In typical use, a golf cart battery is discharged to twenty percent of capacity (80% discharge). In this usage, batteries will need replacement after 520 charge cycles or 1 3/8 years.
  • Use of a PowerFilm solar panel reduces depth of discharge to no lower than 65%. This extends battery lifetime to 730 charge cycles, a gain of almost 69%.
  • In most cases, through typical cart use, the battery discharge will be in the 30-50%, equaling a gain of more than double in battery life.
  • In one test case, battery discharge depth was limited to 10% of the battery capacity. Battery lifetime for this battery could be extended to up to 5000 charge cycles

To purchase our PowerDrive Electric Cart Panels, please visit our online store.

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