Arizona Golf Goes GreenBy Bailey Mosier • Sep 8th, 2009
The Southwest Section PGA (SWSPGA) has partnered with Scottsdale-based SolarMotion Laboratories, Inc. in a continual effort to “Go Green.”
SolarMotion manufactures a state-of-the-art solar powered golf cart roof that is compatible and interchangeable with E-Z-GO, a leading supplier of golf, turf and utility vehicles throughout the world, Club Car, Inc. and Yamaha.
All golf cart solar roofs have a four-year warrantee and the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) charge controller assures the battery is being fully charged. It’s a technology that changes with the algorithms of the sun and clouds, which gives maximum power to the batteries.
According to David Coburn, co-founder of SolarMotion, the company plans to launch the product within the next couple months.
The partnership with Solar Motion Labs means the SWSPGA is doing its part to build a clean energy economy. This relationship gives Arizona golf courses the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet, maximize potential economic incentives and tax benefits of purchasing a solar product, and become more energy efficient in the long run. It’s a natural fit with the amount of sunshine received here in the Southwest.