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portable solar array and large battery to charge up volt?

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I rent a house and can not add solar panels or a home battery to the house. I do have a large and very sunny yard to utilize. Anyone looked in to hooking up a solar array to a storage battery and then using the battery to charge up the electric car (Volt and Bolt in my case) during the night? I drive about 6 miles a day and my wife will soon get a Bolt and be driving 12 miles per day. If we have to use the home's outlets sometimes, no big deal.
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A grand total of 18 miles per day that adds up to what? 4 or so kwh per day? The cost of solar + storage is way more than you can ever hope to recover with such minimal usage. I understand the desire to go green, but that is such a small amount as to be negligible.
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