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  1. Tesla Powerwall--Thoughts on Acquiring and Using

    Alternative Energy - Solar, Geo-Thermal, Bio-fuels
    We got on the Tesla Powerwall wishing/waiting list right when Tesla announced the product and solicited advance orders (May-June, 2015?), and just today got an emailed questionnaire from Tesla asking about our electric consumption, billing and wanting a complete description PV system and its...
  2. Solar: All In

    Alternative Energy - Solar, Geo-Thermal, Bio-fuels
    I leased a Volt three weeks ago, and am already considering installing a solar PV system (thanks in no small part to the GM-Volt community, who sparked my interest almost immediately; I've perused these forums daily for weeks, and am amazed at the level of knowledge and helpfulness). I'm in the...
  3. Solar Inverter and Rectifier Lossages?

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Doing some thought experiments on 'Solar Charging'. Photovoltaic Solar and Rechargable batteries seem to be a match. Solar Cells produce DC current and Rechargeable batteries eat DC current. Yet discussions I see in and around the forums when it comes to discussing solar charging keep...
  4. Solar power grows 109% in US.

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Solar panels installed in the United States more than doubled from 2010 to 2011. California leads the way. Clean energy, what's not to like? I'm sure some of that PV electricity is fueling cars even as you read this...
  5. Solar power overtakes fossil fuels in 10 years?

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Energy produced by photovoltaic panels could overtake that produced by fossil fuels like coal and natural gas in 10 years, according to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). A well know futurist...