Solar Energy: Powering Homes, Space Stations, and Soon: Cars
AUDI recently announced their intent to fit solar energy technology into the glass roofs of their vehicles. Cleantechnica.com has written an article covering some specifics of this announcement.
AUDI intends on having the first prototype built and functional by the end of this year, with help from the solar-cell specialists at Hanergy. The solar roof is intended to power most of the accessory features of the vehicle, including outlets, radio, and AC systems. They are hoping to have the vehicles available on the market by 2020.
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