Jump to content
IGNORED

Solar Golf Carts


Note: This thread is 3929 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course first to drive green with SolarDrive: Hong Kong golf course becomes first golf course in the world to use solar-cell technology by SolarDrive to power its entire golf car fleet
]

Press Release dated June 10, 2009

On June 10, 2009 The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course in Hong Kong [unveiled] an entire fleet of solar-cell powered golf carts.

The solar-cell roof panels, which have been fitted to the course’s existing 205 Club Car fleet, were designed and engineered by SolarDrive, a Denmark-based firm specialising in off-grid, solar technology for mobile use, and distributed in Hong Kong by its founding partner Vedbaek Concepts Ltd.

The initiative makes The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course the first golf course in the world, to have adopted SolarDrive’s highly efficient solar technology for their entire fleet of golf carts and the largest fleet in the world to be powered by such technology.
...
The SolarDrive equipped golf carts are able to capture and convert daylight into sufficient energy to power golf carts year-round, even on cloudy days. Furthermore, as the carts charge whilst being driven, they are more efficient and can out-perform their battery-powered counterparts. By investing in SolarDrive’s state-of-the-art technology, it is estimated that the golf course will reduce carbon emissions by up to 30 tonnes per year....

The solar panel roofs, capable of being retrofitted to any make of electric golf cart, not only provide environmental savings by facilitating carbon emission free charging and driving, but will also lead to significant financial savings for the course. It is estimated that the consumption of grid electricity for the fleet will be reduced by between 50-75% and that the cars’ battery life will be virtually doubled. Savings from the extended battery life alone is expected to result in annual savings of approximately $387,500HKD ($50,000USD) across the fleet.

Link to post
Share on other sites

That's pretty cool. I am sure there is a huge initial cost to do that...hopefully the price will come down and it will make more economic sense for clubs to be able to make the same switch.
Link to post
Share on other sites

That's pretty cool. I am sure there is a huge initial cost to do that...hopefully the price will come down and it will make more economic sense for clubs to be able to make the same switch.

I know of several companies here in the US that basically lease solar panels to you, and you pay them off until they eventually basically "become" yours (pretty much once you pay off what the normal cost of the panels would be). Maybe this is one of those kinds of deals? Either way, it's pretty cool. At a high end course I would gladly pay $10 extra a round to finance them adding solar panels.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Note: This thread is 3929 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Day 64, July 28, 2021: Three quarter swing feels today, same stuff I’ve been working on for the last month. 
    • It's finally arrived! Will dig in, hope it helps my game as it has for so many here!
    • The sickest thing of all though, is that in your country, refusal to take  it is seen by many as a requirement to prove allegiance to a cult. Additionally, you have people, as we do here, (and everywhere else) who are just plain and simple morons I was reading a post on Reddit the other where a nurse was encouraging a patient to get vaccinated. She said she wouldn't because the vaccine is made from the foetuses of aborted babies. When told that this was not true, she replied that it was true  - she had researched it. She followed this up by putting in a complaint to the hospital about the nurse, saying that she felt that she had been "judged".
    • What do you guys think about limit hip turn on back swing for greater hip turn down swing? I believe my swing is full hip and shoulder turn on back swing but only get a little bit open hip at impact. any drill to help me achieve this and get more hip turn on down swing? the best I can do at impact.
    • Day 154.  I practiced the "snapping sticks" quarantine drill a bit more today, both with the alignment stick and my 6-iron (I seem to feel it more in my right arm than my left, although once I've gone for 30 seconds, I can start to feel it in my core).  I also hit a dozen full swing shots with my 6-iron (indoors, off a mat, etc), the usual practice routine for them, focusing on takeaway and position at the end of the backswing.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. DanTheStallion
      DanTheStallion
      (36 years old)
    2. iYelledFOREatTheHOLE
      iYelledFOREatTheHOLE
      (31 years old)
    3. jd1623
      jd1623
      (38 years old)
    4. Rextarpromodel63
      Rextarpromodel63
      (38 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...