Electric truck

I wish I knew the details on this one, because we all need a laugh now and then:




  • jagecjagec Solar Expert Posts: 157 ✭✭
    Re: Electric truck

    Based on Wikipedia, a Chevy Volt consumes 36 kWh to travel 100 miles.

    If we assume that those panels on the roof are 5 x Sanyo HIT 220W (the most power-dense panels that I came up with off the top of my head), that's a total rating of 1100W STC, which PV-watts tells me will supply 1155 kWh a year at my location, with zero tilt and a derate factor of 0.77.

    That's 3208 miles a year, or 8.8 miles a day, with a lot of "ideal" assumptions.

    Might want to just get a bike with that commute.
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