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CAPSolar Module

A solar module optimized for low-speed electric vehicles, extending their range and battery life

December 2020
Gallery CAPSolar Module 1
Gallery CAPSolar Module 1
01.

Identification

CAPSolar designs and builds a solar-powered module optimized for road vehicle use, starting with low-speed electric vehicles - LSEVs.

These small vehicles pose a lot of problems for the environment and to the companies that possess them. Most of them are charged with electricity that has been harvested using non-renewable sources, such as coal and natural gases in the U.S. On top of that, their batteries require regular maintenance due to their short lifetime. This costs a lot of money to the companies and costs a lot to the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. To remedy these problems CAPSolar uses the energy from the sun, which is 100% free and clean, to power the batteries of these vehicles. By doing so we are able to increase the range of these vehicles by about 25% and the life of its batteries by 1 to 3 years. These advantages allow the companies to use their vehicles for longer and spend less money on maintenance, but most importantly, greatly reduce their CO2 footprint.

Label Date December 2020
From Canada
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • The 560W solar module can increase the range of the vehicle by about 25%, which reduces the amount of charging stops
  • Increases the battery life from 1 to 3 years to reduce the amount of batteries that need to be produced, recycled and/or thrown away
  • The solar module allows us to save over 290kg of CO2 emissions per vehicle per year
  • Can save up to 7,200 kg of CO2e during the lifetime of the product
  • The module is predicted to be 96% recyclable and, interestingly enough, 80% of the solar components (solar cells) can be reused
03.

The Financial benefits

  • The customer can save 9,000$ on battery maintenance and charging costs during the lifetime of the vehicle
  • Offers a 250% higher cost efficiency compared to the closest competitor, which means that more performance is offered at a lower price
  • Payback time is 2 years and 8 months in North America, which is far less than the average payback time of 8 years for residential solar installations in the U.S
04.

Activity Region

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North america

Canada,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

CAPSolar

CAPSolar develops a first-of-its-kind solar module designed exclusively for Low Speed Electric Vehicles.

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Headquarters Montreal, QC H3B 1X8, Canada
06.

Networking Partner

International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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Solutions Associated 85
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