should just about be enough juice to run the radio...
Tesla Motors has announced it is to buy SolarCity, an American energy company that installs solar power systems. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, made his intention to merge both companies clear in his Master Plan, Part Deux blog post. Musk wants solar panels on the roof of all Tesla cars in order to achieve sustainable energy …
Monday 1st August 2016 15:36 GMT John H Woods
Monday 1st August 2016 16:18 GMT Anonymous Coward
I think the article misrepresented the main aim was to put panels on car roofs. Their idea is for home owners to have solar panels on the roof of their houses that can charge their teslas (either directly or via a powerwall battery). A days worth of sunlight could be enough to power a shortish daily commute
Friday 5th May 2017 22:49 GMT Anonymous Coward
Not nearly enough power
There was a home on the Chicago Green Homes tour titled the "Tesla House" because the owner had a Tesla and had wanted to recharge it from the solar panels on the roof of the house.
However, even the entire house wasn't close to large enough for the recharging the car. If the room of an entire American house isn't large enough, then the roof of a car is just PR, not really useful.