Rick Small

Sun powered trike

Man rides across Canada on a solar powered tricycle

He has pedalled across the country from Thunder Bay, Ontario to create awareness on the wonders of soiar power for transportation.

Rick Small calls it a “solar school on wheels” and he has been telling people about his rig. He made the tricycle as a mode of transportation because he didn’t want a car. It is also a cargo hauler and a home. He often sleeps in the cargo hauler and said it was good to -30. He thinks it could be a good solution for the homeless or those who don’t want to own anything. Small has travelled 7,400 kms and has never plugged into a wall outlet. He said he crossed the Rockies in it and the solar power allowed the trike to carry himself and another 200 pounds.

He’s been on the road for six months and said, “it’s fun.” He figures two to three million people have seen his solar powered trycicle and hopes that one day everyone would have one.

“You’re looking at an industry waiting to happen,” said Small. “Can you imagine six billionpeople using this around the world?”

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