Solar Roof detail
LocationVIilleurbanne, Rhone France map
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Vehicle2001 Renault
5 seats 100% elecric car
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Battery Range extendeur
Full solar roof 2 meters square
MotorLeroy Somer 3-Phase AC
Controller Actia
Actia / Johnson Control
Special made for Renault
Batteries22 Saft STM5, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded
100 Ah 12 Kwh capacity
Air cooled
"battery range extender"
Capacity 5 kWh 132 volts - Connect only if necessary
This battery supercede the manufacturer option "gazoline range extender" of Kangoo Elect' Road PHEV. This 2nd battery is connected at the place of "gazoline Range Extender generator" electrical connection.
System Voltage132 Volts
Charger Actia
Internal charger: 220 Volts
2 modes: 2 Kwatt ou 3,6 KW
Owner select choice Charge 10 - 6 hours
External: 3-AC 380 volts - 15 Kwatt
80% charge 1 hour and half
HeaterElectric 3Kwatts.
DC/DC Converter Actia
Integrated in same box with charger and controller 172/100 Volts --> 14,3 Volts - 60 A.
In spare second DC/DC conveter (of clio EV part)
InstrumentationSpeed, jauge battery level,
Control solar power production,
and all physicals mesures are readable with internal secret ODB menu (more 100 points of control: voltage (BT and HT), intensity (BT and HT), temperature of all part, Ah, Elecric power grid consumation, electrical isolation, water battery control, speed of all fans, etc.. etc.. )
Top Speed67 MPH (107 KPH)
Range55 Miles (88 Kilometers)
With battery Range Extender: 80 Miles
Watt Hours/Mile78 Wh/Mile
Whr/mile depend of speed and electric heater during winter.
Whr/mile high speed 115 Whr/miles
Whr/mile winter typical 120 Whr/miles for average speed
EV Miles
Current:18,000 Miles (28,962 Kilometers)
    As of 1/23/2010
Seating Capacity5
Curb Weight3,196 Pounds (1,452 Kilograms)
4078 in full charge
TiresMichelin Agilis
Conversion Time3 weeks
Conversion Cost3000 Euros for solar Panel, Nimh additional battery and mounting maker.
Other parts are gifts. Thanks' to donators
Additional FeaturesWith solar roof in summer, I hope 2 Kilometers range gain in sunny day.
Solar roof produce auxillary power 12 volts and minimize intensity take on battery traction for DC/DC converter 132 Volts to 12 volts. This original CVS have bad rendement, so i gain the rendement.
Solar Panel also minimize solar impact on the car temperature in summer with double roof top.
Altitude record in europe 2804 meters with this car
Day record: 300 kilometers (186 mi)
5 days record: 1000 kilometers (620 mi)

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