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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel Kit for the Toyota Prius Electric Hybrid

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Posted by Christophe Salvaing on December 8, 2005, 9:10 am
 
Hi

power : +30W
mpg : +10%
price : + 2195 $,

http://www.solatecllc.com/

Not sure it worth the price and the data reliability.
Anyway, good luck to this new company.

Chris



Posted by Michelle Steiner on December 8, 2005, 4:12 pm
 


There's a discussion on this in the yahoo mailing lists.  The device
charges the 12V battery.  The 10% claim is not supportable based on the
information they provide.

Regardless, it is way overpriced, even if it did recharge the traction
battery.

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Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by Michael Pardee on December 9, 2005, 1:01 pm
 
That's my take on it, too. It would take a pretty expensive system to add
charge safely to the HV battery. And the way the Prius warms up might negate
any advantage - the battery is free to charge during the mandatory engine
warm up run.

Mike



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