Mobile renewable energy platform on a cargo bike

Author avatarVélo M² | Last edit 9/12/2019 by Clementflipo

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The Vélo M² project is based on a mobile renewable energy platform. The energy is given by normal bikes in a generator stand, where an average cyclist can give 100W. The platform is buffered so a continuous flow of electricity can power anything you want. We like to provide electricity to an open-air cinéma, or sound systems.
Difficulty
Hard
Duration
1 month(s)
Categories
Energy, Sport & Outside
Cost
2000 EUR (€)

Introduction

The cargo bike is a great alternative for the car in congested cities; with our stackable modules we give sustainable initiatives endless possibilities. Vélo M² (pronounced Vélo em carree) is a multi modular capsule system fitting on cargo bikes. With our energy module supplied by solar and pedal power you can have the electricity on location to power an open-air cinema, a mobile fablab and much more on top. We bring all these plans to an open source platform and community where anybody can contribute. Cargo Bikes can be used for more then only transport, with Vélo M² we give the tools to rethink how we interact, move and use energy.

We will guide you through the conception of the "energy module".

Materials

- buffer supercapacitor 48V

- inverter DC to AC 24V to 220VAC

Tools

- voltage source

- multimeter

- cable stripper

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