Monday, May 26, 2008

Drive for Free

Tired of the high (and getting higher) gas prices? It is possible to drive for free.

The image above shows a grid tied solar photovoltaic system used to fuel an EV.

1) Photovoltaic Panels - Generates DC electricity
2) Inverter - Converts the DC into grid palatable AC power
3) Power Meter - spins backward when you have a surplus of electricity
4) Circuit for garage
5) EV Charger (this is onboard modern EVs and off-board for EVs from the '90s)
6) EV
7) The power grid

The price of sunshine does not change.
What can you do?

1) Drive a Plug-in Car
2) Install Solar Panels (potentially at no cost)

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