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Transparent solar cells to let Audi capture energy from glass roofs

Transparent solar cells to let Audi capture energy from glass roofs

Solar energy has long generated electricity both on building roofs and in huge "solar farms" for utility companies, but only a few cars have had solar panels on their bodies. Solar roofs aren't a new concept, but Audi and Alta Devices' solution would be the most transparent photovoltaic solar roof... read more

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Immortus solar-electric car

Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. But what if they could actually put those panels directly on their... read more August 17, 2015 by


 
Solar-powered electric 1966 Volkswagen bus owned by Daniel Theoblad

Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor

Solar-powered cars are typically custom-built affairs that prioritize function over form. Their shapes are usually dictated by aerodynamics and the placement of solar panels... read more August 1, 2015 by


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Oklahoma Adds Fee For Homes To Connect Solar, Wind Power To Grid

Renewable-energy advocates have cranked up the outrage machine at a surcharge imposed by Oklahoma on homes that connect rooftop solar panels or wind-turbine generators to the... read more April 24, 2014 by


 
Via Motors Vtrux extended-range electric pickup.

Via Electric Pickup Outdoes Solar Roofs With Solar Tonneau Cover

Think a solar roof is the ultimate electric-car accessory? How about a solar tonneau cover? The maker of plug-in utility vehicles backed by automotive luminary Bob Lutz... read more November 26, 2013 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Spray-On Solar Cells Show Promise For Cheaper Sun Power

What if you could get solar panels in a can? A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has developed a solar cell made from a spray-paint like material, Mashable... read more September 20, 2013 by


 
House with 5.3 kW Solar PV, courtesy of SolarEcity, Rocklin, CA.

Electric Car + Solar Panels: Are They Right For You?

When it comes to service costs and fuel, everyone knows that electric cars are far cheaper to run than gasoline cars. Even with a plug-in car, however, you still have to pay... read more October 10, 2012 by 27


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

GE Becomes Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Station Champion

Yesterday, GE Industrial Solutions announced the latest in a line of solar-powered initiatives and partnerships designed to help electric car owners power their cars with... read more November 2, 2011 by 2


 
Robert Llewellyn Nissan Leaf Solar Panels

Can An Electric Car Cut Solar Panel Payback Time? Yes, But...

If you’re a homeowner with a suitable home and enough money to invest in a set of photovoltaic solar panels for your roof, you can easily power your home cheaply and... read more September 22, 2011 by 6


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

Sun Shines on GM’s New Solar Panels at Chevy Volt Factory

You hardly need us to tell you that there’s been an ongoing race to become the king of plug-in vehicles between Nissan and General Motors ever since the two firms... read more May 12, 2011 by 1


 
Venturi Eclectic Concept

Could Your Car's Tinted Windows Collect Solar Energy?

Back in the day, having a car with solar panels on it meant you were driving around in something that probably looked as weird as 2006’s Venturi Eclectic concept. However... read more August 24, 2010 by 1


 
2010 Toyota Prius solar moonroof

Ask AAP: Is Sunroof Available on 2010 Prius V Trim Level?

Our reader Javier M writes: I'm 99 percent convinced I want a Prius. However, there is one question: Does the "Prius V Model" come with a regular sunroof standard (within the... read more March 19, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Prius solar moonroof

2010 Toyota Prius: Solar Sunroof Smash Success, Hard To Get

By now, anyone who's shopping for a 2010 Toyota Prius knows that Toyota's newest hybrid is a smash hit. Global demand is high, the company is making as many cars as it can... read more August 12, 2009 by 3


 

 
 

 
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