FAQs

Have questions about solar-charged driving and its many different angles and facets? In this section, we offer at least initial, and sometimes in-depth, answers to frequently asked questions surrounding solar, EVs & PHEVs, solar-charging your EV and/or PHEV, and last, but certainly not least, about some of the environmental repercussions of solar energy and EVs and PHEVs. In at least some cases, we will work hard to develop shorter answers to a particular FAQ into a full-fledged article and publish it in another section. If we’ve done a feature-length article on a particular FAQ, we’ll link to it from the shorter answer provided in our FAQs section. Finally, we encourage you to contact us with FAQs we’ve missed and/or with feedback on the answers we’ve provided to the FAQs we have here.

Key terms

Below, we offer a few short definitions and explanations of key terms that tend to be tossed around in discussions about solar and electricity and EVs and PHEVs. As elsewhere on our pages, our primary aim is...

Solar-charging FAQs

Why should I solar-charge my EV/PHEV? Who can solar-charge their EV or PHEV? How much electricity will I need to solar-charge my EV/PHEV? How big of a roof area will I need to solar-charge my EV/PHEV...

EV/PHEV FAQs

What’s an EV? What’s a PHEV? Why EVs & PHEVs (and not hydrogen, biogas, ethnanol, natural gas, etc.)? How much do EVs/PHEVs cost? Are there government rebates and tax credits available? When...

Submit an FAQ

We recognize that we haven't covered all the questions that you might have. We also recognize that, hard as we try to do solid research, we are not experts on every aspect of solar energy and solar-charging...

General solar FAQs

Why go solar? Going solar seems complicated. How difficult is it? If I’m considering going solar, where do I begin? How much does going solar cost? Isn’t solar more expensive than coal-produced ele...