Daniel Jenni

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– 30 year old – Switzerland

I am form the German part of Switzerland and in May I celebrate my 30 Birthday. Already in my childhood Solar energy was a great topic. My father let us drive his own built vehicle for the « Tour de sol » (solar car challenge during 90ies). We were only allowed to use its 1st gear to not driving too fast.

After school I made an apprentiship  as a truck mechanic. Followed my one year work experience in Canada I did 3 years at my uncles as a heating technician for sun and wood. Now I’m a handy man and partially work as an e-bike technician.

The Sun Trip is going to be the greatest adventure I did so far! When I travel bush camping is the usual. The top storey of a parking deck in Basel was the unusual. I finished twice the cycling challenge alpenbrevet and with my girlfriend we made the tour de Suisse by tandem.


My solarbike

Me and my Bike in front of my parents’ house. I just have finished the carbon framework for the panel and the soldering of the support.

Datasheet:

Type :

SPEEDPED 500W

Motor

rear 500W (uses the gears)

Gearbox

8 Shimano Alfine

Panel

440Wp (reduced by the roof angle)
height an all angles adjustable
weight : approx. 10kg

Battery

Li-ion 51.8V 21Ah

Still under construction: Luggage carrier, kickstand, windshield, Electrical wiring to get the modifications necessary for the Suntrip.


Some words of the adventurer…

I’m really happy to take part in the Sun Trip. The challenge to build almost just by myself an solar e-bike isn’t to be underrated. It’s time consuming and has to be really taff made to withstand the long distance and the road conditions. During the challenge I hope to share some km’s with the others and like to meet nice and interesting personalities on my way.


Partners

Coming soon.