Two IITians on 70-day Journey on Solar Cycle

Two IIT-Bombay students, Rajendra Bhaskar and Sushil Reddy, have set out on a 70-day journey, riding a customised solar bicycle in turns, to spread awareness about solar energy.

The Energy Science students attached four solar panels to the bicycle, named Sunpedal, for powering a motor that will assist them in covering 6,000 km across five states.

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Rajendra is in his final year, while Sushil is an alumnus who finished college in 2013.

Four solar panels are attached to the trailer, which supply a power of 240 Watts to a 48 Volt lithium-ion battery used to run a rear hub motor.

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Rajendra and Sushil are conducting conferences, seminars, meetings, etc. with schools, universities, and organizations in every city.

Source: The Better India