11 Aug '11, 2pm

Power your electric car with solar panels on top of your house? Ford has a plan for that

Power your electric car with solar panels on top of your house? Ford has a plan for that

Solar EV charging is starting to catch on. General Electric unveiled a huge 100-kilowatt array at one of its Connecticut offices , with enough power to charge 13 Chevy Volts a day. A company called EnvisionSolar is installing “solar trees ” that provide shade as well as EV charging. Fast-growing SolarCity, which recently went national by setting up solar leasing operations on the East Coast as well as California, is now offering EV charging for $1,500 as part of the deal . According to CEO Lyndon Rive, “Electric cars are already among the cleanest-running vehicles on the road — charging them on solar makes them that much better.”

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