davewill wrote:The output was measured way back when and it is in the single digits of watts. Just about as close to nothing as you can get. Strictly eye candy.
Actually, the solar panel provides 50-80 ma (.05 - .08 amps) to trickle charge the 12V battery on a sunny day.
One of my ICE vehicles which is only started once a week for a few minutes has a solar panel providing about
50 ma and maintains the battery at about 13 volts. The battery is over four years old now and always provides
a strong cranking capability when starting.
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 76K miles, 47 Ahrs, 5.0 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=73, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 10.3K miles, SOH 109Ahrs/115Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), DOD > 20%, temp < 105F