OK, it might cost more than 10 household solar PV systems, but if you have a spare £80,000, then you could purchase yourself a solar-powered bicycle.

Featuring just two solar panels – one in front and one behind the saddle – they charge the bike as its being ridden, which enables the bike to travel at 14mph without the need for a battery…or pedal power!

The owner and inventor, Albert Van Dalen, claims to have ridden more than 1,000 miles in the past three months without having to pedal once.

However, with such a high price tag (and looking so unsightly!) we doubt that we’ll be adding any of these bikes to the SunGift fleet for our staff to get around on.

If you’d like to know more about the bike visit here.