01 Mar '17, 3pm

Panasonic Solar Roof Will Energize Toyota Prius Prime in Japan

Yesterday Panasonic unveiled a next-generation solar roof panel that will be optionally used on the Japanese-market Toyota Prius Prime. With more than triple the energy generation of former 50-watt roof panels on the Toyota, the HIT™ Photovoltaic Module for Automobile could find its way onto other brand cars and will be able to power accessories and charge the battery with 180 watts output. The idea of using available real estate on the car and capturing the sun’s energy may sound great, but even with superior photovoltaic cells, Toyota estimates on a sunny day maybe only 3.7 miles of electric range may be added. That won’t do away with the need to plug in for the Prius Prime estimated in the U.S. with 25 miles range, but every bit counts. Whether further advancements could inch the solar juice upwards enough to make the idea widespread is unclear, but Panasonic said new c...

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