A Solar-Powered Senior Project
Posted 09/04/2014 01:26PM
Evan Maynard’s senior project produced an amazing outcome—a solar-powered golf cart for Lovett’s use. Taking one of Lovett’s golf carts, which had fallen into a state of disrepair, Evan stripped the cart down; cleaned, repainted, and refinished it; and repaired mechanical parts. Then he set to work installing a 260-watt solar power kit on the vehicle. Evan’s goal was not simply to create an off-the-grid vehicle but to design an attractive model that would appeal even to those who were not sustainability minded. He has effectively demonstrated that the means for sustainable technology exists, and his plans to pursue a degree in mechanical and automotive engineering will offer him opportunities to further study and develop future potential technology.