Panasonic and Toyota create first car with solar panel

17/07/2017 14:39 Solar


Panasonic Corporation has started producing 180-watt solar cells that can be installed on the roof of a car. The cells have been used to mass-produce the first car with a solar panel on its roof.

The photovoltaic component is used on the roof of Toyota’s most recent plug-in hybrid Prius.


The developers say that even though the supply of energy is modest, the system is a breakthrough, as there are already other companies who seek to implement the project into their own products. The design will enhance over time, adjusting to the amount of surface a car provides, and its shape.


Depending on the seasonal fluctuations of sunlight, the charge can vary from 2.9 kilometers to 6.1 kilometers daily, which accounts for about 10% of the total annual mileage. With the new solar rooftops, Toyota seeks to diminish carbon dioxide emissions by 90 percent by 2050 compared to 2010.

Total invests in solar, EREN and GreenFlex, aiming renewables growth

20/09/2017 13:36:00

Total increases its share in renewables by investing in solar and wind energy producer EREN RE and energy efficiency company GreenFlex.


Daily (20.09.2017): WTI crude price dipped to $49.48 a barrel on increased U.S. shale production

20/09/2017 10:47:00

Oil markets dipped on Tuesday, influenced by increasing U.S. shale production and worries that another hurricane hitting the Caribbean could affect refineries and disrupt delivery to and from the United States.


9 Traits of Highly Effective Energy Consultants [Infographic]

20/09/2017 10:30:00

Procuring energy and managing related risks presents businesses with unique challenges unlike any other goods or services they purchase. Besides, energy commodity prices can be extremely volatile. They can go up and down and are susceptible to unpredictable price increases. They’re also governed by a complex set of rules and inter-relationships.