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Eco Friendly Carport for Electric Vehicles

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Ziggy, May 8, 2014.

  1. Ziggy

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    That would probably work well for a teeny tiny battery like the one in the i3.
     
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    #3 dhrivnak, May 9, 2014
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    I bet it works better than you think as I count 24 solar panels. I have 28 panels on my house and I estimate the Roadster uses 8 and the house 20 of my 255 watt panels. I figure each panel is worth 3 miles of driving per day in NE Tennessee in my Roadster. So my use is 3 miles X 8 panels X 30 days or 720 miles a month or over 8000 miles/year.
     
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    Agreed... that's 6-7kW of power, 18 - 36 kWhs/day or >19000 miles/yr.... more than enough.
     
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    It looks fairly flat, so they are going to loose a lot of the panel rated power production, but it's still probably more than enough for most people.

    I have only 20 240W pannels, and I produced over 8628kWh last year. That's enough to drive the Model S for 25.9k miles (assuming an average 333Wh/mile).
     

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