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    What about solar panels?

    I was just wondering...if you have a second battery....how about charging it up with solar panels so it doesnt die?

    whatyas think?

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    Search on "solar" or "solar panel". Short answer is that you'd have to cover your roof with panels to generate enough power to recharge the batt.
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    better yet, mount a giant windmill to the roof of your car.
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    whole roooof...gahh...just to keep the battery charged? i mean a car battery will power my computer for about 6 hours....wont the solar panel be okay??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep
    whole roooof...gahh...just to keep the battery charged? i mean a car battery will power my computer for about 6 hours....wont the solar panel be okay??
    No. Those solar panels only provide enough charge to offset the natural discharge the battery has.
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    a solar panel that generates 100watts is 56.93"x25.43" and costs $421 have fun putting that in yer car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystar
    a solar panel that generates 100watts is 56.93"x25.43" and costs $421 have fun putting that in yer car.
    Have fun trying to prevent your car from lifting off the ground in a windstorm.
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    u know what'd be really cool but really expensive. replace the hood with a custom shape solar panel. heh. plenty of surface area right there.

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    you'd need to wear sunglasses all day - those things shine like hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickster
    you'd need to wear sunglasses all day - those things shine like hell
    Don't know which ones you are talking about, but good ones dont "shine" If they shine, they are wasting the light coming in.
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