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Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:57 am
by gergg
Thank you, very helpful

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 12:19 pm
by mkjayakumar
The level and details we get out of this forum is amazing.

Thanks guys. I might one day install 4KW system here in Dallas. The starting point for all this is to get excited.. and I am just about !!

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:08 pm
by scottsleaf
Sounds like a lot of money to add solar panels to the roof of a Leaf. I live in S. NV and park my car outside in the sun for approx. 8hrs. each day. I would love to be able to get an extra 20 miles of range by trickle charging it w/solar panels during this time. Does anyone have suggestions on how much this would cost me and where I should look for the solar panels? Thanks guys!

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:37 pm
by gergg
Sounds like a lot of money to add solar panels to the roof of a Leaf. I live in S. NV and park my car outside in the sun for approx. 8hrs. each day. I would love to be able to get an extra 20 miles of range by trickle charging it w/solar panels during this time. Does anyone have suggestions on how much this would cost me and where I should look for the solar panels? Thanks guys!
You are joking right? If not, I apologize, the discussion is about how many panels/cost one would need/expect on a home to power an EV, not panels on the roof of a Leaf.

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:08 pm
by gergg
I spoke to a dealer here in Georgia and inquired about a lease for solar panels, he said it was illegal to lease solar panels in Georgia, I'm assuming he knows what he is talking about, just never heard this before(granted I'm new to this stuff).

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:24 pm
by Phoenix
scottsleaf wrote:Sounds like a lot of money to add solar panels to the roof of a Leaf. I live in S. NV and park my car outside in the sun for approx. 8hrs. each day. I would love to be able to get an extra 20 miles of range by trickle charging it w/solar panels during this time. Does anyone have suggestions on how much this would cost me and where I should look for the solar panels? Thanks guys!
You definitely should check out solar carports such as electricvehiclesolarcharger. com/solar-carport-charging. Also, Renewz Isola Solar Charging Carport (go to PlugInAmerica.com, then accessories. Also, SunPods.com. Not cheap is my guess, but someone should do it.

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:21 am
by scottsleaf
I really appreciate your post and 411. Call me crazy but I think if someone were to sell a portable solar panel that could be placed on top of a Leaf and charge your car it would be a GOLD MINE! Thanks again!

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:43 am
by TomT
It's been discussed in great detail here before. It simply is not practical for the amount of power that can be generated...
scottsleaf wrote:I really appreciate your post and 411. Call me crazy but I think if someone were to sell a portable solar panel that could be placed on top of a Leaf and charge your car it would be a GOLD MINE! Thanks again!

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:54 am
by scottsleaf
Good to know, thank you Tom!

Re: Solar Panels For EV

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:46 pm
by scottsleaf
I know this is a solar panel discussion but I was just made aware that a Honda EU2000i portable generator is the way to go. Rather expensive at about $1k but may be worth it for the convenience of being able to extend my range while my car is parked outside work (8hrs/day). Any thoughts?