An intro to solar-charged driving

Solar-charged driving has been around for awhile. That’s not surprising, given that all it really takes is solar panels somewhere producing electricity and a battery powered vehicle, whose batteries are charged by electricity produced by the sun. Imagine a tiny, remote controlled, battery-powered car and a tiny solar panel with a tiny inverter. Plug your remote-controlled car into the solar-recharger and, voila, in a little while you’re running it on the sun. It’s that easy — and at a general level (meaning above the level of the engineering of a car, batteries themselves, etc.) — that simple. In the articles in the section, we give you the basic information that you need to get started.

Why solar charge? An introduction

Assuming you have an EV and/or PHEV, there are countless reasons to solar-charge your car(s). Cleaner air, complete individual fuel independence, and greater national fuel independence are just a few of the s...

Political reasons to solar-charge an EV

For far too long, far too many people have claimed renewable energy is “impractical,” “too costly,” and that it simply “can’t” be done. What they really mean, of course, is that it “shouldn’t be” done, or that...