Dr. Erich Farber: Solar Expert

A brief look at the research of solar expert Dr. Erich Farber as Director of the Solar Energy & Energy Conversion Laboratory at the University of Florida-Gainsville in the early 1970s.

solar farber - electric car
This electric car, driven daily by a laboratory staff member to obtain operating data under highway conditions, uses both nickel cadmium and lead-acid batteries. The batteries can be charged by using either solar cells or a sun-driven generator to produce electricity.