16 Jul '11, 2pm

Couple Runs Electric Car on Solar Power:

Couple Runs Electric Car on Solar Power:

A couple living north of Seattle in a very small town called Carlsborg recently purchased a Nissan Leaf–since they already had a home solar power system to charge the all-electric Leaf, they don’t pay for in a monthly bill. They are putting electricity back into the grid system to the utility company, so they are actually getting paid and say they make eight dollars every time they drive 100 miles. The sticker price on the Leaf was $36,000 but state and federal incentives reduced that number to $27,500. Critics of solar power say it won’t ever become mainstream because it is too expensive. They are incorrect though, as solar technology prices will not stay where they are now due to the general shift away from conventional energy such as coal and renewables, because of climate change, geopolitics, and pollution issues. For example, Italy’s solar power capacity is set to gro...

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