Q and A

Can you put solar modules on cars?

Yes, there are a few experimental cars that are completely run off solar modules. Additionally Toyota is trying to put solar on top of their Prius to see if it can help power the parts of the car’s systems*.

Electric cars can also be charged from solar powered stations just like regular cars go to gas stations. There are a number of these stations throughout California. When you grow up we will need scientists who help invent even better ways to power a car from solar energy.

* Toyota Environmental Update, Fifty-fourth issue, February 2009