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Old 01-19-09, 03:31 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
But it's sobering to realize how small a fraction of total power usage it is.

I think the general public vastly overestimates the power production capabilities of solar, if the number of people who suggest I power the electric car with PV is any indication. They need to see a thread like this to get a better idea.
Very true. On a good sunny day you might offset the power used by accessories . Plus these panels are fairly heavy and large, so it would be impractical to have on a moving car. They could mount on a full size truck over the bed or on a big stationwagon's roof, but not a metro .
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