It's really exciting and heartening to see all of the discussion here on MyNissanLeaf about solar and the Leaf.
We'll be solar-charging a LEAF in Colorado (once LEAFs actually get here, that is), where we have a 5.59 kW home solar system we had installed in June 2010. We're banking kWh with our utility, Xcel Energy, for when the EV arrives. In 6 months, we've banked 2,700 kWh, meaning we've produced 2,700 kWh more than we've used.
I'm wondering how many LEAF folks out there are planning on using home solar to charge their LEAF.
Also wondering about what your motivation for doing so is.
Also, how many people do you know (but who are not on MyNissanLeaf) who are planning on doing the same thing, going EV+PV with a LEAF?
Finally, I would love it if those of you who are planning on solar-charging a LEAF (or perhaps already are), would be so kind as to respond to a poll/census I have running on my web site, SolarChargedDriving.Com. The Poll/census is at http://solarchargeddriving.com/news.html
Friendly qualifier: I may write about what some of you post in your responses (if any responds) for SolarChargedDriving.Com, http://solarchargeddriving.com
and/or for Nissan-Leaf.Net, where I'm a contributor.
Editor & Founder, SolarChargedDriving.Com
-- 2014 LEAF SV, 2-year lease, Feb. 2014 - March 2016
5.6 kW home solar system