Four 60 watt PV panelsGolf Cart batteries
Owner's Other EV2003 Suzuki SV1000
LocationYuma, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle2000 Club Car Golf Cart
Motor Stock motor
DrivetrainStock 48 volt electric motor
Controller Stock controller
Batteries6, 8.00 Volt,
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger BZ Products
This little American made solar charge controller worked perfectly keeping the float voltage at 54.4 volts.
DC/DC Converter none
InstrumentationBZ Products Battery Monitor, 48 volt. It was a very good indicator of load and basic SoC when the batteries were resting.
Top Speed12 MPH (19 KPH)
Seating Capacity2 adult
Conversion TimeAbout 3 hours
Conversion CostMy cost was probably $500 for all the parts. We buy lots of used solar panels for resale.
Additional FeaturesI removed the plastic roof and built an aluminum structure to hold 4 used solar panels. The panels were about 60 watts each when new.
We had a sales booth at a large outdoor marketplace in Yuma, AZ. I bought this cart for delivering solar panels and parts to my customers vehicle in the huge parking lot.

After moving into a commercial building we did not use it much. I had some extra used PV modules and decided to build the electric roof. It did a great job keeping the batteries peaked up.

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