Solar charged-driving from Christof Demont-Heinrich I put together a PowerPoint on solar-charged driving to present at my Unitarian Universalist Church on April 15, 2018. Enjoy :-)...
We hear a lot about the "cost" of solar when utilities attempt to weaken net metering rules. "Solar is only for the wealthy," they say. "Poorer ratepayers subsidize every rooftop solar installation out there." "Why should the poorest ratepayers help pay for a more affluent person's solar system?"
So, I am working toward hopefully getting solar up in the cohousing community that I moved into just six months ago, Highline Crossing Cohousing. If I succeed (cross your fingers!) it would be the second place I would have brought solar to, with the first being my old house at 4000 S. Atchison Way, Aurora, Colo. where I had a 5.5 kW solar system installed, and which ultimately produced more electricity than I/we ever used, even with an electric car (a 2014 Nissan LEAF). GoogleMap the address in the previous sentence, and you will see the solar system on the roof of that house, which divorce forced me to sell in November 2015.
You actually don't need that many solar panels on your home, garage etc. to produce enough electricity to fuel your electric car 100 percent with solar.
There's a new option for those seeking to solar-charge their electric cars: You can order a solar canopy online. Renewz, a solar-technology startup company, recently made its iSun solar canopy the "Oasis," available for online order.
In September of 2013, a megastorm that caused massive flooding along Colorado's Front Range hit. At the time, my family and I were living in a single family home in Aurora, Colo. -- complete with a 5.5 kW solar system we had had installed in June of 2010.