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TECHNOLOGY

 

PRAXIS AERONAUTICS IS RE-IMAGINING THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ELECTRIC VEHICLES CAN PLAY IN OUR FUTURE USING ITS PROPRIETARY SOLAR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES TO ENABLE THE LONGEST DURATION VEHICLES ON THE MARKET.

Praxis Founder and Director of Innovation and Manufacturing, Cameron Donaldson deduced that the solution to commercially viable solar electric vehicles is not purely in the development of suitable solar technology but in how the solar cells are incorporated into the vehicle structure.

To realise this solution, Praxis developed the first proprietary structural solar cell encapsulation. Functioning as structure, the weight of the cells is offset and the electric vehicles increase in power without increasing in weight.

The process, which is unique to Praxis Aeronautics:

  • Increases UAS flying time up to 200-300% over non-solar variants;

  • Adds no or little weight as the integrated cells replace composite material, becoming a structural element of the product;

  • Integrates the cells inside composite material so the cells become as tough and aerodynamic as the composite structure;

  • Works with both Silicon and Gallium Arsenide cells;

  • Allows Praxis to shape and bend the solar cells;

  • Results in a structure that is waterproof, scratch resistant and aerodynamic.

Gallium Arsenide cell UAS wing section

Silicon cell UAS wing section