Eco-Living Magazine

Solar Powering Your Car

Posted on the 14 July 2011 by Alison_wood @midnight_eden

Solar-paneled photovoltaic (PV) cell-driven power used in electric cars states a strong case for continued vitality.

Environmentally, the ozone layer is preserved, and the visibility and eye-burning problems of California smog are removed along with the health issues, a boon for the world’s eighth-largest economy.

Otherwise economically, solar energy is fast becoming cash for cars. The break-even point is $3.50 per gallon of gasoline, and depleting oil reserves promise higher future pump prices.

This factor will only rapidly magnify with further solar technology refinement. Wikipedia at, page 2 of 9, states that there is a 22% cost reduction per doubling of production volume for solar panels.

A remaining obstacle is the solar paneling coping with vibrations. Another is that glass adds great weight to the panels. While somewhat expensive, PV cells have about a 30 year lifespan, so they potentially have high cost-effectiveness.

Maintenance savings is considerable, with no more oil changes, oil filters and lube jobs or repairs now directly linked to gasoline. Less working parts means greater efficiency and less upfront costs, equipoising solar design expenses.

The sun’s easy accessibility is an enormous factor. Natural ground resources impose the added expense not only of digging or drilling, but shipping and other transport as well. These factors can be cost prohibitive.

Likewise, oil will still be prominent. A plethora of vital uses will remain, such as for clothing, tire manufacturing and plastics. Plastics are used extensively in solar cars. Thus, major oil companies can smoothly transition into the new economy.

Solar’s diversity is another plus. Being also instrumental in home energy and boating, whether solar cars themselves sink or swim, solar energy’s general longevity is independently assured.

NASA nanotechnology is a potentially potent weapon in addressing lingering solar car concerns, including solar panel production volume, overall size and weight. A cooperative effort between NASA and private businesses is highly recommended.

Such efforts have previously impressed. The DeBakey VAD (ventricular assist device) heart implant, e.g., has borrowed from Space Shuttle fuel pump technology. (

Properly managed, solar cars’ presence on American highways will only multiply for years to come.

Bio: Samuel has been interested in cars ever since he was a young child. Now he works for a company that assist people that need to sell there car. If you’re asking “how can I sell my car?” Samuel is the man to see.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Ultimate Circuits South Africa 2017 – Updates 84 Hours

    Ultimate Circuits South Africa 2017 Updates Hours

    Ultimate Circuits South Africa 2017 - Updates 84 Hours Latest results posted at 84 hours. New 48 hour national age group record W60-64 for Martie Boesenberg wit... Read more

    The 25 July 2017 by   Abichal
  • GABF Brewery Participation at Record Levels

    GABF Brewery Participation Record Levels

    Photo: Every year about this time, beer-lovers around the country begin to start scouring the airline sites for cheap flights to... Read more

    The 25 July 2017 by   Marc Wisdom
  • Concert Review: The Last in Line Brought the Volume to Reggie’s

    Concert Review: Last Line Brought Volume Reggie’s

    Photo Credit: Josh Leep Last Thursday night, hundreds of people from all around the Chicagoland area (and some from further away then that) packed themselves... Read more

    The 25 July 2017 by   Urbanmatter Chicago
  • Off to Outdoor Retailer!

    Outdoor Retailer!

    I've only been home from Japan for two days and already it is time to hit the road once again. This time, I'm making the semi-annual trip back to Salt Lake... Read more

    The 25 July 2017 by   Kungfujedi
  • Sedo Weekly Sales Led by

    Sedo reported their weekly sales and was the top sale this week at $25,000. sold for $14,500 to lead the other gtlds. Crypto was a theme... Read more

    The 25 July 2017 by   Worldwide
  • Clean Energy For Anyone–Today!

    Clean Energy Anyone–Today!

    GR: Renters and homeowners, here’s an opportunity to switch all your electrical energy to renewable sources. The offer below is from Arcadia Power. Read more

    The 25 July 2017 by   Garry Rogers
  • Run, Bike and Party with Trikini

    Run, Bike Party with Trikini

    MANILA, Philippines – Megaworld Lifestyle Malls shall be presenting a unique active lifestyle event this July 29th, 2017 in McKinley West Park. Read more

    The 25 July 2017 by   Ethel Merioles