Driving on Sunshine

In collaboration with UA Parking & Transportation Services (PTS), SolarCats is launching a pilot project to see if a pair of golf carts can be successfully retrofitted with solar power, and whether the system saves the university on maintenance costs. The panels are expected to double the life of the carts’ batteries, which typically need to be replaced every two years at a cost of up to $180 each. With 30 carts in the fleet, these panels could lead to big savings for the UA.

Guide Code: 
GEG46
Location Information: 

1117 E Sixth St Tucson, AZ 85721-0181 (Parking and Transportation Office)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Parking and Transportation, Solar Cats

Project Theme: 
Energy
Science Engagement
Urban Environment
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2013

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.