Hi, I've combed the forum for similar ideas, all I found was an attempt to charge lead batteries in the trunk, then use those batteries for Level 1 charging while parked. Incredibly inefficient, no wonder it didn't take off.
Since I've read somewhere that Leaf has a block against moving while charge is happening, I'd like to try interfacing solar panel with Leaf's regenerative circuit. Are there any hardcoded limitations (like reverse current sensing/brakes actuating) that might prevent me from doing this?
So far, I have found a panel to occupy Leaf's roof (300W 1956mmx991mm) and the way to mount it. Need to find a good DC-DC boost converter (10 fold) and a way to interface with Leaf's internals.
1.5kWh a day I figure is not a lot, but will pay for itself over the three years timeframe at $0.20c a kWh prices, having accumulated couple of full charges a month without the hassle is the added bonus