Unpad Students Build Solar-Powered Electric Bikes

Three college students from Padjadjaran College (Unpad) assemble a solar-powered electrical bicycle. This eco-friendly automobile is known as “Simple Bike” as a result of it doesn’t use fossil fuels or coal.

The creators of this bicycle are Mutiara Nawansari (School of Arithmetic and Pure Sciences), Lutfia Rahmannisa (School of Fisheries and Marine Sciences), and Alamsyah Yahya Nugraha (School of Economics and Enterprise) who initiated Simple Bike Unpad accompanied by Ferry Faizal as a lecturer at FMIPA Unpad.

Mutiara stated essentially the most important distinction to the electrical bikes they made was within the charging supply. Business electrical bicycles often use PLN electrical energy which continues to be sourced from fossil fuels or coal, however this Simple Bike is pure zero carbon dioxide emission utilizing a 360Wh lithium ion battery.

Quoted from Detikcom, Mutiara stated, “This electrical bicycle is charged utilizing its personal charging station that makes use of photo voltaic panels. So it produces no emissions in any respect from both the bike or charging.”

The analysis, which was carried out along with his two buddies who’re members of the Scholar Power Chapter neighborhood, departed from the existence of free bicycle services on campus that college students not often use.

He defined, “As a result of the contours of the roads in Unpad are very steep, so should you journey a bicycle, you’re very drained (very drained). Now should you use an electrical bicycle, when the street is uphill, the motor could be turned on. Later while you wish to journey once more, the motor could be turned off once more.”

The motor in query is the driving drive of the bicycle chain. In order that it provides a lift to the pedal and the facility launched by the foot when pedaling just isn’t an excessive amount of.

“Initially making a prototype yesterday was roughly 1 12 months. However that features analysis on Unpad contours, analysis on what number of batteries ought to be used, what sort of photo voltaic panels, statistics on personal automobiles for Unpad college students, and so forth. So we take the bikes, batteries, and motorbikes after which we assemble them,” stated Mutiara.

For charging, a prototype electrical bicycle ‘Simple Bike’ requires photo voltaic charging for a full day, as a result of lack of solar depth or photo voltaic panels coated in timber, it is also as a result of not having discovered an acceptable converter. Mutiara additionally stated that the usage of the electrical bicycle can be utilized for 3 hours of use with motor energy.

“The plan was to develop it this 12 months, however as a result of COVID-19, it was delayed. However it’s nonetheless being developed and has full help from the campus. Hopefully subsequent 12 months we will produce rather a lot,” he stated.

In addition to being environmentally pleasant, Mutiara stated that Simple Bike additionally has entry to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and has GPS services and a calorie counter.

This solar-powered electrical bicycle succeeded in bringing its initiator to win 1st place within the Nationwide Stage Scientific Writing Competitors for the Scholar Class on the VOSICO occasion held by the State College of Malang, final August 2020.