Solar powered cars already exist, but their limitations are great. Mazda was among the first companies to tinker with solar roofing ideas, but the costs for the cars were outrageous, accompanying many other problematic issues.
For cars available today, solar power recharges the battery when they are parked. Afterwards, the car can be used, but only for a limited time. Solar power takes up a lot of room for the PV cells. BUT, if those cells could be carried aboard your car, where would you put them? The obvious answer is the roof, where they can be exposed to the sky and sun. (more…)
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