10 Aug '11, 7pm

Ford, SunPower Want to Plug Homes, Electric Cars into Solar Energy

Ford, SunPower Want to Plug Homes, Electric Cars into Solar Energy

Ford Motor Co. and home solar panel company SunPower have formed a partnership to grow the solar market alongside electric vehicles. Through Ford's Drive Green for Life program, anyone who buys a Ford Focus Electric or C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid will be able to purchase a special rooftop solar panel system from SunPower designed to provide energy equal to how much is used for charging the vehicle. Pitched as a way to reduce the total cost of ownership of an all-electric or plug-in vehicle, the 2.5-kilowatt system will produce an average of 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, enough to offset how much energy someone would use to regularly recharge their vehicle if they drive around 1,000 miles a month. Mike Tinskey, director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure for Ford, said the partnership was born out of focus groups and other events held by Ford, where...

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