Palmetto Pine Country Club unveils new form of ‘green energy’

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A new form of “green” energy was unveiled at Palmetto Pine Country Club in Cape Coral Friday. 

“Our goal is to eliminate batteries,” said Chris Sanders, CEO of Sustainable Energy Technologies Inc., or SETI for short.

Sanders’ alternative power source is running the course’s golf carts. It’s called SETI technology. Typical golf cart batteries weigh close to 500 pounds. The SETI power pack is only about 30 pounds. Also, the pack is biodegradable and runs on solar power. 

“It’s just adding to what this City is becoming, knowing we have to protect our environment,” said Cape Coral City Council Member Tom Hayden. 

Palmetto Pine Country Club is in the process of adding solar panels to the roof of every golf cart to charge the SETI packs. Sanders said on a sunny day, you’ll actually return from a round of golf with more charge than you left with. 

The new power source charges the carts from 0 to 60 percent in about two minutes, when a typical battery takes 10 to 12 hours. 

If this technology test-run works, Sanders hopes to power RV’s, boats, and medical devices in the future. 

“We’re coming real close to having them small enough for heart monitors, and insertion into the human body,” said Sanders. 

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