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Converting Solar Energy into Electrical Energy

  1. Oct 26, 2009 #1
    I am currently working on a project that requires me to design and analyse a solar powered. My motor has features such; 36v (Max), 300A (Max), 93% efficiency, 2.5mΩ, 12kW (Max).

    I used the maximum power and the efficiency to calculate the power input (from the battery). How do i calculate the amount of current that will be drawn by motor from the battery?

    I am a Mechanical Engineering student
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 26, 2009 #2
    Sounds like a homework problem. Did you take Physics 101 yet? The current is easily over 50x the current drawn by the starter in my car with a 12-volt battery.
    Bob S
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