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Harry Underwood
Harry Underwood

Wouldn't it be better to devote that solar energy to on-vehicle devices (A/C and heat, radio, lighting) until an appreciable amount of hours on solar-provided energy can be devoted to propelling the vehicle AND the weight of the solar panel is made negligible on the vehicle?

Kathleen Cali
Kathleen Cali

I could easily drive to work and back on one charge, and if my work parking lot also had solar chargers I'd never need gas.

Alexander Williams
Alexander Williams

I thought it was a fantastic concept until they it was revealed to me that the car only gets 21 miles from a 7 hour charge before the gas engine kicks in. Not something I would invest in, I would be more likely to buy a solar car that could travel farther, 200 plus miles would be more reasonable. Although this isn't the vehicle for me, it is still reassuring to know that there are companies developing sustainable energy technologies.

Paul Schott
Paul Schott

Oil CEO's  to lose more then their shirts......

Doctors now going to SOLAR ENERGY were the MONEY IS as always.
More Money in solar energy then the Sick and Poor.   Doctors have now formed CAUSE (Californians Against Utilities Stopping solar Energy) , what took them so long to come on board GOD Bless them for doing so..

Solar Industry to Skyrocket with the help of Solar Shingles.

 Energy has driven the world for over a thousand years Wind, Hydro and Solar are the oldest forms of energy giving power to all smart enough to use it.

In the last 200 years Coal, Oil and Nuclear has given energy to many worldwide and great power and wealth to only a few. At the cost of many lives in coal Mines, Oil Spills, Radiation, Cancer and Polluting the Air and Water on all of the Earth.

Unfortunately for the wicked there is not an unlimited amount of oil on earth. Just the same as the Forest Trees that clean the air and make Oxygen we breath and all living on earth need to Live.  As some in denial are not able to recognize or ever see or live with blinders on.

Doctors now going to SOLAR ENERGY were the MONEY IS as always.
Doctors and Drug  ceo's have been making millions prescribing drugs to many that live near or by High polluted areas. From dirty energy that hurt breathing our lungs, water we drink and harm our children and all. That we all pay for. When all on earth need is Clean Air and Water, and Clean Cities.

Now common sense would be for all to look for a Clean Fuel Source like Wind, Hydro, Geothermal and Solar. Renewable Energy is eliminating the need for Dirty Energy Worldwide at a record pace. With SOLAR ENERGY Clearly the front runner.

    To the fear of some of the richest people on Earth. They to surprisingly are doing
something extraordinary investing in Solar Energy. After years of many of them trying to under mine it.

    Fuel that makes energy to ship goods, or make electric for homes and manufacturing. Can transform whole nations into prosperity and wealth or poverty and economic hardships for most all. Just as taxes on taxpayers has done. For over two thousand years. Making slaves of many to the wicked and unjust few. History Lesson Roman Empire, Persian Empire now OIL Empire oh sorry OPEC.

The Freedom to get your own Power from the Wind and Sun, Solar Energy has been there for years. Are Libraries and Schools should have been the first to have gone Solar and Renewable Energy. And why are they not? Churches are all over the Planet. They are going to Solar Energy.

Thank GOD for the Pioneers like John Schaeffer that Started Real Goods The first and Best catalog for Renewable Energy and Dr. Addison Bain one of NASA top Scientist and Scientist Bill Young at the FSEC Florida Solar Energy Center and Monica D. Key Lindbergh for many years wrote to legislators promoting Solar and Renewable Energy and many others.

These Pioneers helped put Wind, Solar And Renewable Energy in the Spotlight for all the World to see. One of The Greatest Scientists ever Albert Einstein Started it with a Dream that the day would come that all the World would use Solar Energy. His many years of work with the law of the "Photoelectric Effect", and showing this to the World won him the Nobel Prize in Physics. For the "Photoelectric Effect"
Free Energy From the SUN in the heavens above.
We still do not teach this to our young.

Very soon Hybrid Vehicles and (EV's) Electric Vehicles will out number the ones that need oil and gas to go. With the ability to recharge them at home and work from the sun. 

Tesla Motors with its new Model S electric sedan, will be one of many the World will see. Honda, Nissan, Audi,VW, BMW and Volvo are just some of the Car Companies putting into production Electric Vehicles a EV, and many more are and many are building Electric / Hybrid Vehicles. The DeLorean Motor Company has put into production 2013 a DMC-EV Electric DeLorean, that will have a body and power plant that will last you a life time. Just think you can recharge them at home and work free from the sun Solar Energy.

Now to own a car that will never rust way and runs on the power from the sun that's the one for me. Very soon most all on earth will be able to get energy by recharging from the sun and wind.

Cities that want to be Clean many of them are putting in recharging stations in their heart of their downtown of their city all over the Planet Earth. Many Thanks mostly to Scientist Bill Young and his team at FSEC for their many years of work at this..  UK now has more Electric charging Stations then gas.

GOD Bless You Professor Takashi Ohira and your team for the good work they are doing. To promote Clean Cities with Clean Transportation that will let some drive all day without having to stop to recharge. As Neil Armstrong would say one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.  Just one step closer to the World being powered be the Sun Solar Energy.
  Going Solar
Germany, Denmark, Australia, Sweden, Norway, India, Nepal, Tibet, and Israeli clearly a leader in Solar companies and Renewable Energy is helping many World Wide and a long list of Nations Going Solar. Even Iran with its Archimedes Tower. At its Shiraz Solar Power Plant Iran and all the Oil Nations on Earth know the World is going to SOLAR Energy.

Going Geothermal
Iceland, Philippines, Kenya.....and more then 50 other Countries.

Wind Energy in use

More then 75 Countries
Albert Einstein's Dream coming true
The Earth Powered By SOLAR ENERGY.
GOD Bless
all that Spot Light and use Solar Energy GOD Bless all that have eyes to see and a brain to know that Solar Energy is the way to go.

There is enough Energy coming from our Sun to power all our needs and then some.

The Lord's Little Helper
Paul Felix Schott

james Whitlock
james Whitlock

I purchased a 2013 C-MAX  Ford Hybrid about 8 months ago and we like it

other than the mileage we get is 37 MPG not the 47 stated on the window Sticker.  Should have waited until they came out with the Solar.

Paul Burnett
Paul Burnett

If Ford has succeeded in getting 8 kilowatts of electricity from 16 square feet of photovoltaic panels, they should drop out of the car business and sell those panels! Even 8 kilowatts translates to just over ten horsepower, and ten extra horsepower isn't that useful for a car.

Bill Patterson
Bill Patterson

@Alexander Williams Owned one since last June. 

I first put gas in it in September, then again in December. So in six months I bought gas TWICE. 

My round trip to work is 10 miles, so I have plenty of charge. 

Also, I work from home a lot, so some days I go out early on an errand, come home, plug in and go out again after work fully charged. Also, now that winter is here, I don't run the climate control as often and now I'm getting 27 miles per charge. Two charges per day and I can get 54 on electricity. 

Even at 21 miles though, that covers far far more driving than you would expect. Most time in a car is spent sitting at traffic lights. 

When you think of 21 miles, you might think, sheesh that's only a gallon of gas, but you can't think of it like that. In practice, it's more like 4 gallons of gas, or about an hour or more of city driving. 

At one point I had it up to 160mpg. 

kitty finnigan
kitty finnigan

@Paul Schott  bravo Paul. Great uplifting piece. I am doing a project in my class on solar energy. I love what you had to say. I will be looking at some of the people you suggested for information. Thank you 

Prabha Mohan
Prabha Mohan

@Bill Patterson @Alexander Williams Hi Bill, Thanks for the personal review! Could you also tell us how much it cost you? And I am not sure if you have mentioned how much it ran under solar.. Sorry if you have already mentioned..


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