Topic: Tesla???
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 09:03 PM
Ned Seagoon Ned Seagoon is offline
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Originally Posted by Total Noob View Post
Each 5x3 foot panel produces about 330 watts/hour in good sun and it takes 100 kwh to juice a Tesla car, so it takes some combination of panels and sun hours totalling 300 for a fill up. In the winter, 6 hours of sun is a lot, so you are looking at about 50 panels generating about 16.67 kw/h to get a full tank from zero in a day.

No idea about that, however there is an Orthodontist with a Tesla and a practice near me on the Sunshine Coast and another practice at Hervey Bay, just over 200km away. He has a carport at each practice with solar panels on the roof. He drives back and forth at least once each week between the two practices plus his local driving at each end and never needs to use any grid power to keep his Tesla fully charged.

How do I know? There was a story in the local paper about this a couple of years ago.
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