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Use of a Solar panel in hybrid cars

Can any hybrid car, include a solar strip over the body where ever possible, and changing the body paint/ design to match the color/design of the panels.
Doing so, the electric usage may be increased when compared to not using solar power.
There by increasing the mileage from 50 mpg to something higher.
This also be more greener than a normal hybrid will be.
Feasibility : Yes
Issues : any?,
if in garage ( no problem) - has oil
while running under a tunnel - still uses oil or stored electricity.
Cost: Little higher when compared to new cars on market, may become marginal when produced in mass.
Sustailability: Yes.
Green: Yes, reduces CO2 emission


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  • Jul 13 2013: @james thanks for ur comment. I too aware of inefficiencies of solar energy.
    Sure they can't standalone. But it can be additional. As ted friend said and I too had that thought about, to club home inverters, to include solar increas, standby hours . at current solar generations we could think them as just anciliary. May be next generations may be better and could be fit for standalone as we already in necessity of alternate energy
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      Jul 13 2013: So here's what I think you should do.

      I know the benefits of solar panels and I get that you wanted to make it additional. But what people want to know then is this.

      How much MORE of an impact will this addition do? How much value does it add? How much value does it cost? How much better is this addition comparatively to other solutions?

      And when answering those questions, make it into a story!
      I want to hear your story of why this idea is so good! Not so much data and numbers.

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