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  1. Solar energy won’t go dark

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
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  2. New Volt Owner - Thinking about Solar Power

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Just purchased a new 2014 Volt to get the benefit of zero% finance that wasn't offered on the 2015 models. The car is quiet and peppy. It is quite low to the ground, so have to watch that and I am still getting used to the console. It is a little complicated, but after a week am figuring out...
  3. Our Best Known Local Solar Cheerleader

    Alternative Energy - Solar, Geo-Thermal, Bio-fuels
    SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS: View "Sinkin a passionate backer of solar energy" article at I got to talk to him at a town hall meeting held at our utility to discuss their...
  4. Solar Roadways - The future for EV's and more

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    If you haven't heard about the Solar Roadway project on indiegogo yet, then you need to hurry over there and take a look. This is one of the brightest, most intelligent projects I've seen in my life time. I truly think, that if this project works (has the support of NHTSA), it could change the...
  5. Solar Power Estimator

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I've been giving some thought to installing solar panels at my house to offset charging the car and to make a little money while it's not charging. I didn't know what kind of costs I would be looking at though. $1,000? $10,000? I found this nifty little website...
  6. Jason King is on his way to driving his Volt for ‘free’

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Is the Chevy Volt way too expensive – a car for well-meaning but well-heeled greenies to make themselves feel good? Or, is it so frugal to own and drive that you cannot afford not to get one? Those are two extreme views aren’t they? We’ve heard from critics – who often have never even driven...
  7. I-GO solar-powered EV stations

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Just in time for record-setting gas prices, I-GO Car Sharing, Chicago's car sharing organization, announced Tuesday the locations of all 16 of the solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations the nonprofit is building in the area. Two spaces will be reserved for I-GO at each location. The...
  8. 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...
  9. Mitt Romney Comments on Electric Cars

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    "I love solar and wind (power) but they don't drive cars. And we're not all going to drive Chevy Volts," he said referring to electric cars. If solar and wind generate electricity, and The Volt uses electricity...
  10. Where is the solar roof?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    There are multiple threads dating back years on solar panels, SOTS, solar power chargers, etc. I am just wondering if there have been any recent developments, mods or aftermarket add-ons that would allow the Volt to soak up some of that sun power. It seems like everyone who checks out my car...
  11. solar panels and a volt

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi all, We have a new Volt and enough solar panels on our roof (hopefully) to bring our PG&E bill down to zero. I love the way we can use the electric rate feature on the Volt to start charging at midnight and stop charging at 7 AM to ensure that we pay only 3.5 - 4 cents per kilowatt hour...