Hyundai unveils hybrid car with solar panel roof

With six hours of daily charging, it is expected to increase the travel distance by an extra 1,300km annually

Audi drives towards solar car roofs

  Audi has teamed up with Chinese company Hanergy to develop solar roofs for cars. Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese firm, will design the glass sunroof with integrated solar cells, with the aim of boosting the range of Audi’s electric vehicles. Eventually, the firms hope to cover almost the entire roof surface with […]

Tesla begins solar roof installations – Elon Musk goes first!

Tesla has begun installing its solar roof in the US – CEO Elon Musk is one of the first customers. Other employees have also had the technology put onto their homes – Tesla hopes this will help work out any kinks in the sales and installation process before taking it to a wider public audience. The company […]

Tesla takes orders for glass solar roof tiles

Tesla is now accepting orders for its glass solar roof tiles. CEO Elon Musk made the announcement on Twitter yesterday. The energy generated by the tiles would be stored in its home battery ‘Powerwall’. Mr Musk said the solar tiles would cost less than a normal one with PV panels and they could be manufactured […]