How large of a system are you getting? Our system was $30k 5 years ago and that was on top of a ceramic roof that added 25% to the cost.My house would look kinda funny with the same amount of solar panels installed like on the Ocean😁
i got an estimate for my house and its like $40k so I’ll be delaying that improvement for a while. We get good sun in the PNW for about 6-7 months and the rest of the year it might produce enough to charge a car . Might.
For a value perspective, it's always better to install the equivalent cost for solar panels on a roof of a house where it will get 100% usage versus on the car. For the cost of the Ocean Solar roof (est. $6-7000), you could produce several times the kWh on a house
Not even Henrik will say it is an "economically good idea". I have actually heard him say in an interview almost exactly what you are saying. "You won't get your money back but pulling power from the sun is just so cool and green". Or something along those lines.I can’t imagine anyone could make a case that solar panels on a car is economically a good idea. I mean it has to be a terrible investment, considering how little you will get after all the money you sink into it. I personally think it’s just going off the deep end with “environmentally friendly” or free power is cool and not sucking it out from other sources. However don’t get me wrong, I think the SolarSky is way cool (for me) and I would choose (and did choose) to buy it for poops and giggles for my Ocean (One).
Of course this is going to heavily depend on someones location, and how often they’re going to be in the sun thru the day as we all know. For me I can’t get out of the sun at my shop. So it will be good for me. If i can recharge enough throughout the day to replenish my battery from the coffee shop to shop run, it will be a great piece of mind.
Here in PDX, we’ve had a super warm sunny summer. Would have been perfect Ocean in the driveway weather.
The solar panel is probably a useful option in the southern US but certainly not profitable for the northern portion and Canada, not enough sunny weather for the cost.Not even Henrik will say it is an "economically good idea". I have actually heard him say in an interview almost exactly what you are saying. "You won't get your money back but pulling power from the sun is just so cool and green". Or something along those lines.
That is basically the main reason I did not want to go with an Extreme or a One. I want to be able to see through my glass roof too. It is a narrow grid of visibility when you have the solar roof. I am sure I can keep the price under $60k and get everything I want.