11 Jul '11, 3pm

Solar Frontier CIS PV Panels Charging the Nissan Leaf: At 40 kilowatts, it's hardly the largest solar installa...

Solar Frontier CIS PV Panels Charging the Nissan Leaf: At 40 kilowatts, it's hardly the largest solar installa...

At 40 kilowatts, it's hardly the largest solar installation in the world. But the Solar Frontier PV panel installation announced today sits on the lower level rooftop of Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, and it will be used mainly to power rapid charging systems for electric vehicles in the building. And that combination of low-cost solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, and all-electric vehicles starts to bring zero-emission transportation to life. The power from the system can charge around 1,800 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles per year, according to Solar Frontier. In 2010, there were 73 million cars built globally. Only 20,000 were Electric Vehicles (EVs). In 2020, 85 million cars will be sold and 10 percent or 8.5 million will be electric, according to Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn . Nissan shipped 1,500 EVs to the U.S. in June. The installation is the re...

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