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240V Portable Solar Generator

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by bsinacore, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. bsinacore

    bsinacore New Member

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    Anyone know where I can purchase a portable solar 240v Generator to charge my model S?
    Thank you.
    B
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Member

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    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    You need to be able to generate at least 1.3 kW @110V continuous in order for the car to charge. Also the Roadster is well-known for being fussy about its power source - most generators do not work. I'm sure the Model S is similarly fussy. So the odds of this being successful are low.
     
  4. brismyth

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    Although unrealistic, a solution like this may be something close to what are you looking for? Although it is rated for 19kWh/day, if it were fully charged and you plugged in for the day you could conceivably get 38kWh in a day. But is ability to really be mobile, as in with your car, is not realistic.

    http://www.mobilesolarpower.net/ms_series/ms-375/
     
  5. Russell

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    I hope nobody buys one of those and tows it behind their Model S. That would be "Ghetto".
     
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    Wow. That's huge.
     

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