Will Solar Charged Driving Change the World?

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Will Solar Charged Driving Change the World?Sometimes readers of SolarChargedDriving.Com e-mail us with pictures of their own personal solar-charged driving set-ups and, if we can, we try to persuade them to let us run their pictures so that everyone else can see them too. That’s the case with Linda Swyderski, who was inspired to e-mail us based on a blog entry [...]Solar Feeds Related posts:Getting People Excited about Solar Charged...

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  • solar_davesolar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,331 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Will Solar Charged Driving Change the World?

    We do it every day! And it changed our world.
  • TravernTravern Registered Users Posts: 1
    Re: Will Solar Charged Driving Change the World?

    We do it every day! And it changed our world.
    How are you doing it? Can I see a picture of your vehicle?
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  • solar_davesolar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,331 ✭✭✭✭
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    Travern said:
    Re: Will Solar Charged Driving Change the World?

    We do it every day! And it changed our world.
    How are you doing it? Can I see a picture of your vehicle?


    Picture? Sure, I have spoke of it many times here!

    It is quite simple, a good grid-tie setup that gets you to virtually net zero , A vehicle that is charge for 90% of its miles yet has the ability to be driven any distance with the onboard gas generator.  Absolutely the lowest cost driving around with those features. Low mileage used units are in the market for about $15K. Virtually maintenance free for 4 years, one engine oil change due to age not miles, and finally a new set of tires at year 4.

    Not giving the site any endorsement but if you want to know everything about a Chevy Volt go to http://gmvolt.com/forum

    Like I have said before:
    Drive for free! No OPEC Fee! (or big oil for that matter)
  • XizangXizang Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭
    If it shows signs of becoming popular, you can bet government will step forward with their hands out, wanting you to pay taxes and fees.  After all, they're missing out on all that gas tax you might otherwise have been paying. 
  • MarkCMarkC Solar Expert Posts: 155 ✭✭✭


    It is quite simple, a good grid-tie setup that gets you to virtually net zero , A vehicle that is charge for 90% of its miles yet has the ability to be driven any distance with the onboard gas generator.  Absolutely the lowest cost driving around with those features. Low mileage used units are in the market for about $15K. Virtually maintenance free for 4 years, one engine oil change due to age not miles, and finally a new set of tires at year 4.

    Have you modified your GT system to charge when off-grid?  I recently bought a used leaf for $9.5K and am working on some minor mods to use level II charging with my panels so that I can charge the Leaf during extended power outages (or maybe go completely off-grid if panels become cheap enough).  It is only "minor mods" because I already have an off-grid backup system to my GT system, however.




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  • KenBrownKenBrown Registered Users Posts: 4
    While I've been eyeing a leaf, my own personal transportation is 98% solar powered - we use our off-grid setup to charge my electric bike which takes me just about everywhere I need to go around town :)  With my 1kwh battery pack on the bike, I can go 30 miles no problem, although I rarely do.  When you scoot around town that efficiently and watch 6 passenger trucks being driven around by one person - boggles my mind!  During rush hours, I'm actually getting places faster as well!
  • JohannJohann Solar Expert Posts: 239 ✭✭✭
    When it get's to popular, the power companies and the government will force you to have a watt meter on the car so they can charge you for your own generated power or they even charge you by the miles like some states do already.
  • solar_davesolar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,331 ✭✭✭✭
    MarkC said:


    It is quite simple, a good grid-tie setup that gets you to virtually net zero , A vehicle that is charge for 90% of its miles yet has the ability to be driven any distance with the onboard gas generator.  Absolutely the lowest cost driving around with those features. Low mileage used units are in the market for about $15K. Virtually maintenance free for 4 years, one engine oil change due to age not miles, and finally a new set of tires at year 4.

    Have you modified your GT system to charge when off-grid?  I recently bought a used leaf for $9.5K and am working on some minor mods to use level II charging with my panels so that I can charge the Leaf during extended power outages (or maybe go completely off-grid if panels become cheap enough).  It is only "minor mods" because I already have an off-grid backup system to my GT system, however.




    Charging off grid has it's own issues.  There is a guy occasionally on the gm-volt.com forum (DCFusor) that is totally off grid and he opportunity charges controlled from his solar battery charging system which runs a relay on his ESEV unit.  He also has a web site, http://www.coultersmithing.com.



  • aminaelisaminaelis Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭
    Wow, really nice car. I can only dream about one like that now. Even though I am interested in less polluting vehicles, they are still out of reach and I have to drive my 25 yrs old grandpa, inherited from my dad. Lol
  • IsabellaIsabella Registered Users Posts: 1
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    Will Solar Charged Driving Change the World?Sometimes readers of SolarChargedDriving.Com e-mail us with pictures of their own personal solar-charged driving set-ups and, if we can, we try to persuade them to let us run their pictures so that everyone else can see them too. That’s the case with Linda Swyderski, who was inspired to e-mail us based on a blog entry [...]Solar Feeds Related posts:Getting People Excited about Solar Charged Like https://legalsteroids.best/ go to solarfeeds for the rest of this story>>>>>

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    It may sound like a pipe dream but road designers are experimenting with solar powered highways which could charge up the electric cars of the future, as they drive along.
  • softdownsoftdown Solar Expert Posts: 1,530 ✭✭✭✭
    Isabella said:
    RSSfeed said:
    Will Solar Charged Driving Change the World?Sometimes readers of SolarChargedDriving.Com e-mail us with pictures of their own personal solar-charged driving set-ups and, if we can, we try to persuade them to let us run their pictures so that everyone else can see them too. That’s the case with Linda Swyderski, who was inspired to e-mail us based on a blog entry [...]Solar Feeds Related posts:Getting People Excited about Solar Charged Like https://legalsteroids.best/ go to solarfeeds for the rest of this story>>>>>

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    It may sound like a pipe dream but road designers are experimenting with solar powered highways which could charge up the electric cars of the future, as they drive along.
    My bet would be that will prove to be a pipe dream for quite some time.
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  • bill von novakbill von novak Solar Expert Posts: 706 ✭✭✭✭
    Isabella said:
    It may sound like a pipe dream but road designers are experimenting with solar powered highways which could charge up the electric cars of the future, as they drive along.
    Solar embedded in the road is never going to get much traction; too tough an environment.  But with no new technology you could cover every road in the Southwest with a solar canopy.  You'd generate even more energy, protect the road from the elements and save money on maintenance.
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