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Re: Photovoltaic solar-panel rear spoiler

Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:21 am

The above post is SPAM. The solar panel on the Leaf SL isn't going to provide any measurable range - it barely manages to keep the 12 volt accessory charged when in full sunlight for many hours. Get the SV.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Re: Photovoltaic solar-panel rear spoiler

Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:53 pm

Good catch! There were 2 of them, they both quoted and then edited the quoted text to include links to their sites.
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Re: Photovoltaic solar-panel rear spoiler

Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:12 am

Oddly in my SL the12V battery went dead twice (was in need of replacement), both times around 1:00pm or 2:00pm on sunny days. You'd think that if the 12V battery is on it's last leg you'd have less problems after a few hours of direct sunlight on that 12V solar panel. Apparently it doesn't do much, if anything at all.
2013 SL, 40,000 miles, 12 bars.

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Re: Photovoltaic solar-panel rear spoiler

Mon May 08, 2017 9:52 am

USSValor wrote:I am considering the SV Leaf since I want to have the WINGS option available, but I'm curious to know the actual benefit that the Photovoltaic solar-panel rear spoiler provides on the SL model. I read that it's purpose is to power the car's accessories and not the car battery.

Does anyone know if the Photovoltaic top Solar Panel Maintenance rear spoiler provides any benefit to the range of the car?

I personally like to listen to the radio while driving and having the AC turned up all the way in the summer and the heat in the winter (I live in TX).


Hello,

The solar panel on the spoiler makes almost no difference. It tops up the 12V battery and AC makes difference it. If the car is left standing for several weeks then it means the battery stays topped up without needing to use power from the main battery.

If the car is used regularly it makes absolutely no difference as the 12V is then kept topped up during normal use. So overall there are some nice benefits of using Photovoltaic solar panel rear Spoiler in the Car.

Thanks

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