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Old 06-22-2017, 07:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Looks like they have maybe around 500 to 600 watts of panels that will produce around half of rated capacity laying almost flat like that.
So it should harvest between 1 and 2 Kwh per day and if it weighs almost nothing should get at least 10 real world miles per Kwh so it might actually not need to be plugged in that much.
It uses 5 square meters of high efficiency (>40%) photo-voltaic cells.
I could not find the specs on that, but we can extrapolate it from the Stella Lux data.

The Stella Lux has 5.8 square meters of cells and a 15 kWh battery pack.
The TUE provided this graph for the projected range per month in Holland:

In June and July solar power extends the range by about 40%. So its cells produce around 6 kWh per day.
It takes less than 2 kWh to get me to work and back... If I'd hook it up it would substantially reduce my electricity bill.
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