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Old 02-24-2018, 09:17 PM   #26 (permalink)
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At first glance that may look like a flat plate, but the edges are rolled, there is an overall crown and a reflex curved aft. It's like a Morelli shape that swallowed a solar panel.

The necessary wheel penetrations on the bottom aren't any problem, but a tandem two-seater cockpit canopy would be. People want their view of the countryside, can't sling them underneath.

Needs better solar panels, like ones that absorb infrared that is re-radiated from the road or even after dark:

https://inhabitat.com/solar-panels-work-at-night/

edit: [links on that page 404. ]
Try https://duckduckgo.com/?q=inl%20sola...nna&t=palemoon

Here's another one, capturing the blue part of the spectrum through re-radiation in a hydrogel:

This New 'Green' Antenna Could Double Solar Panel Efficiency

So — blue absorbing panels on the top, and infrared absorbing panels on the bottom.
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