DucRider wrote:If you have the DCFC option, it will take DC, but only thru a charger. There is lots of communication as to voltage and amperage. You can't just plug a panel in.
As an electrical engineer, it might just barely be possible to do this with out a charger. I'd need a whole stack of solar cells, not panels, and a big box of optically isolated FET switches. A big stack of specifications. A few smart programmers. Computers, lots of wire, a crate of coffee. Maybe two crates of coffee. Over a year's time.
How? Switching in the correct solar cells to provide exactly the current and voltage needed.
And it would only work if there were no clouds in the sky.
Rube Goldberg would be proud.
The car's battery management tells the DC charger what to do. What voltage and current to put out. A solar panel can not listen and follow instructions.
#49 on the LEAF 100 mile club.
Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red
2014 Leaf SL Red
Can't sit in a Bolt seat, hoping for better soon.
Or perhaps a Buick version? Buick Electra 225???