I have an electronic bicycle; 350 motor that runs off a 17.5 Ah battery at 36 volts. I've just ordered three 12 volt, 150 watt solar panels, that I'll wire in series to total 450 watts; giving 12.5 amps at full rating. I've got an MPPT controller to boost the charge voltage.
However, the battery is limited to 2.5 amp charge current, meaning that the 10.5 will be wasted I suppose?
Would it be better to wire the panels direct to the motor, where any excess can top up the battery, which can be used when solar power is less then what's demanded by the user.
Is this possible? Or will the MPPT controller sort this out?
Thanks for any help