Green Overdrive: The DIY electric Volvo (charged by Solyndra panels)


Welcome to the future of DIY clean power and electric vehicles. Solyndra engineer Michael Ahern (no, not that Michael Ahearn) electrified a Volvo 240 that he bought on Craigslist for $150 and has been charging it up with Solyndra tube-shaped solar panels that he and a friend installed on his roof in San Jose, Calif. His rooftop is one of the world’s first residential installations of Solyndra solar panels, as Solyndra has only been targeting selling to commercial and industrial building owners. That makes Ahern’s roof and car combo truly one of a kind, and perhaps a lil’ glimpse into the future of more sustainable energy and transportation.


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