Owner Using Solar Power To Charge Chevrolet Volt & Make Money For Its Down Payment

Jan 05, 2012 No Comments by

Bob Stonerock, a retired nephrologist successfully managed to not only charge his Chevrolet Volt 2012 for free for two months using solar energy but also managed to earn money for its down payment by selling the generated electricity to Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC). He made 5600 US$ in two months, enough for his Volt that cost him 46,000 US$.

The Chevrolet Volt is an extended-range electric vehicle that can operate for the first 40 miles on electricity alone before switching on its gas-powered engine. The plug-in hybrid retails for $41,000 and leases for $350 per month.

The solar array Stonerock installed resembles a previously installed 20.8kW array by a resident Orlando Fla, that is essentially a tower of solar panels for generating electricity. It was 33′ x 33′ in size and could sell the electricity back to the grid. Stonerock’s system which nears the capacity of this system is used to charge his Volt and rest goes to OUC and he gets a payment back for it.

Chevrolet Volt is a popular Electric Vehicle in the market

via Orlando Sentinel

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