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I would love some sort of electric bicycle coated with solar cell absorbing paint.

Not a lot of surface area on a bike that faces the sun without the rider covering it. Your better off with the Copenhagen Wheel.
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post #12 of 15
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Exciting, and yet sad, that the record is only 10.6 percent. Nevertheless, any increase in efficiency that is affordable and scalable is excellent.

that record depends on the type of technology / materials used

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post #13 of 15
This is going to take a while to get higher efficiency but we're getting closer. smile.gif
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Affordable they say?

Now we are talking. Silicium based cells are way too brittle and they aren't that affordable... If these ones have even more efficiency and solve the problems above, I can see myself using them.
   
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I would love some sort of electric bicycle coated with solar cell absorbing paint.

I'm not sure a bike has the surface area or a good angle with the sun to benefit much at all from solar power.
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