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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:

edit: [links on that page 404. ]

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.
The lonesome friends of science say the world will end most any day,
well if it does than that's Okay 'cause I don't live here anyway.
I live down deep inside my head where long ago I made my bed...
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