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Old 04-24-2011, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It seems like solar film would be the way to go. they can be integrated into body modifications relatively easily I would think and are not obtrusive as far as aerodynamics are concerned.

I do agree that the solar cells SHOULD outlast my (or any other) car's life expectancy. But, this of course, isn't really a problem, because if your car is ca ca anyway, it would be easy to re-purpose them elsewhere. You make a very good point though. It certainly would be important to have these concepts at the forefront of one's mind during design.

Yes. This "alternator" off concept is near what I was conceptualizing. Is this what the prius does with its solar panel? Is this turning the alternator "off" or just assisting it?

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