Well DUH! Your Prius is no where big enough or efficient enough to take advantage of a system like that and get any real range. Now put that on lets say a bicycle and well you'd get a hundred miles...Right tool for the right job. (you'd have to pedal too) Lawrence Rhodes..
>________________________________ > From: Robert Bruninga <bruni...@usna.edu> >To: Lawrence Rhodes <primobass...@sbcglobal.net>; Electric Vehicle Discussion >List <email@example.com> >Sent: Friday, September 26, 2014 4:16 PM >Subject: Re: [EVDL] Building a true road going solar EV. Help everyone. > > > >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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> >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/20140928/c6720f09/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)