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Goodbye Oil, Hello Sunshine - my Tesla now powered off solar

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  1. leilanimunter

    leilanimunter Member

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    I am just headed to Daytona for my race this Saturday, and since I am running a race car promoting the move to 100% renewable energy, it is great timing that just before I left I am happy to finally say that our solar panels have been installed and (away from the track anyway) I am now driving off sunshine! We made this little video while we were installing the solar

    [video=vimeo;86411377]https://vimeo.com/86411377[/video]
     
  2. RLA12194

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    Nice! I love it.
     
  3. Ugliest1

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    I liked your little 'breakup' note, and of course your license plate says it so much more succinctly!
     
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    Nice vid!
     
  5. Electricfan

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    "I am just headed to Daytona for my race this Saturday..."

    Good Luck at Daytona! A win would be a great way to say "EFF OIL" on a big stage!
     
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    Welcome to the club :)
     
  8. BobHodgen

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    Very nicely done video!

    Good luck at Daytona.
     
  9. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    I'm not seeing a video, or a link to a video. Is it maybe an iOS/Safari glitch?
     
  10. John Donovan

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    So, Leilani, will you be driving the Tesla "formula" electric race car in 2015?
     
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    Same here with Opera on Android... Click thread tools -> show printable version and the Vimeo link shows up.
     
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    That was very inspiring Leilani. Makes me want to get Solar for my own home. Well done.
     
  13. leilanimunter

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    Sorry the embedded video is not showing up for some - here is the link

    https://vimeo.com/leilanimunter/hellosunshine

    - - - Updated - - -

    That would be sweet but for now, the only race on my schedule is Daytona this Sat Feb 15! Hope my Tesla pals will tune in and cheer for me in my gas guzzler. Fox Sports 1, 415pm ET
     
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    Great job Leilani! You have a flair for driving home your point. If you have not already voted please add your vote to the poll about driving on sunshine. Driving on Sunshine - Page 4

    I am collecting data for an upcoming talk. It looks like 60% of Tesla owners have made the jump to solar!
     
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    Congrats on the solar roof - I looked into that, but my roof is too old and would have to be replaced.

    There's an incredible amount of energy that can be created if more roofs went solar - I've seen solar roofing tiles. Not the most efficient, but if you make it cheap enough, lots of square footage.

    Now to go finish watching "Blackfish" on my Tivo...
     
  16. leilanimunter

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    Glad you are watching Blackfish! Be sure to watch "The Cove" as well!
     
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    #17 Xenoilphobe, Feb 11, 2014
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    Love this video! We did the same thing.

    I have 44 AUO AC Unison PM250MA0 250-watt AC Solar Panels
    on our south facing roof. Love that I am driving the car for free now! I love it more that I did the install (sans the electric work).

     
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    Did the hubby get a paycheck? Maybe he can be the next Mike Rowe and do voice overs for all the race car drivers. He would have to enroll in SAG.
     
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    OT warning: The Cove made me sick. We actually visited the San Diego subject of Blackfish when on vacation last summer, before we saw the movie, and were disgusted, absolutely disgusted with how the show(s) ran -- they were all about "look at us humans and the [pathetic] storyline we put together, with music". Not to mention the total focus on extracting more dollars for cheap trinkets. We left the whale show before it ended. I recall years ago in the Victoria and Vancouver shows, the huge emphasis on educating the show-goers on sea life and what the whales', sea lions', seals' behaviours meant in the wild -- i.e., do a "trick", then explain why whales use the behaviour in the wild. So at least there was some benefit in education, not enough of course.

    My wife and I are still bummed from that visit. Ok, rant over. I apologize.
     
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    Congratulations on joining the club within the club!

    Driving on sunshine….:smile:
     

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