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Old 11-24-2008, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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To supplement the drive system they do not offer enough to warrant the expense that could be used elsewhere.
The application I have seen that is an excellent idea is their inclusion in the Aptera, which uses the solar panels only for climate control. Even when the car is parked the power from the solar panels is used to help vent excess heat from the passenger compartment.
This helps reduce the power demand needed to run the air conditioning when the car becomes occupied.
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