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...

Solar-charged driving as easy as 1-2-3

A good friend of mine and I were about halfway into a three-hour brainstorming session for SCD.Com in July of 2009 when he turned to me and asked: “I must be dense or something, but I’m still not quite sure what solar-charged driving is. Can you run it by me again?”

What are Sun Miles®?

Sun Miles® (Sun•Mīlz): Miles driven by an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) whose batteries have been charged using solar energy and/or using electricity from kWh credits amassed v...