I have 200W of solar panels on the roof of my Prius. Did it in 2007. THen realized, why in the world waste time with 15 SqFt of solar panels on the roof of my car when I have 1500 sqft on the roof of my house!
And, in 2013, the cost of 250W home-roof top panels only cost $200 compared to the $2400 cost of the ones on my car roof (that can bend to fit the roof). The cost of HOME solar panels is down to $0.70 a Watt. The cost of the small scale car roof panels REMAIN at $10/watt. So to me, the TEN times cost of putting solar on the 15 sqft of car roof compared to the 100 TIMES larger area on my house tells me it is ONE THOUSAND times more cost effective to put solar panels on my House roof compared to on the roof of the car. Sure, I can brag that I pickup 1 km of FREE car range for each hour parked in the summer sun, but I can also get that for FREE when I plug into my home solar for just 5 minutes. Been there, don't that. The T-shirt wasn't worth it. See the car: http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html Bob, WB4APR On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 6:51 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV <email@example.com> wrote: > It seems that the numbers don't lie. There is now a proven design which > will allow you very good range with a small battery pack and good speed. > The Stella. My next project after the electric motorcycle will be a road > going vehicle with a top of solar panels. The Stella proves ugly is good > at least for a family solar car. I'm going to build mine using a Leaf > battery pack. It will be heavier than the Stella and have more battery > capacity but that is not set in stone.I will make a tear drop tube frame > and cover it using light plastic or abs sheet. The vehicle will look like > a tadpole with a wide tail. The Stella proves you can have a very blunt > front edge and still have efficient CD. I'll use four hub motors. > Seating for four or 6 will be slightly recumbent. Small space in rear for > storage. It will be very similar to the Stella in looks but a lot > simpler. I don't want to reinvent the wheel. It would be nice if it could > cruise at 25 or > thirty mph and still charge the battery. However I'd be happy if it > would charge in a day of bright sunlight and have a 200 mile range. Now to > source the parts. That's where the group can help. The Stella used > individual solar panels laminated into the roof of the vehicle. What is > the best to use to get at least 1.2kw? Bicycle hub motors. What are the > most efficient for the money? Using four if they are all 10000 watt motors > this should do the job for freeway speeds. A Rudman charger of some sort > unless the solar panels are enough. Simple disc brakes when not using > regen. I'll be making the frame from bicycle chromoly. I'm going to try > to get Zzipper to make the windshield.. All comments are welcome. > Lawrence Rhodes > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: < > http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140926/42ea0963/attachment.htm > > > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA ( > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) > > -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140926/20e7f6e2/attachment.htm> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)