Robotics, Automation & Control

Solar-Powered Cooler and Heater for an Automobile Interior

Thermoelectric devices and fans would run on solar power.

A proposed apparatus would provide or augment cooling or heating of the interior of an automobile in the presence of sunlight. The apparatus could be added to an existing automobile, with little or no modification. Utilizing solar power, it would operate independently of the automobile engine. Hence, for example, it could augment the direct solar radiant heating through the windows of a car parked in a sunny location on a winter day, perhaps making it unnecessary to keep the engine running to maintain warmth.

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