[DDD] 포드 태양열로 충전하는 전기차 시스템 선택사양으로 제공 예정 Driving2011-08-11 01:23:59

포드 자동차가 포커스 전기차를 출시하면서 태양열로 충전하는 전기차 시스템을 선택사양으로 제공예정입니다.
자동차 업체 중에 충전방식으로 태양열을 이용하는 것은 포드가 처음은 아니지만, 포드는 마치 자동차 사양을 선택할 수 있을만큼
쉽게 태양열 충전시스템을 제공할 것으로 알려졌습니다.
 가정 지붕 위에 탑재될 예정인 2.5킬로와트 태양열 시스템은 (단 포드는 포커스 이후 C-MAX 전기차 모델을 구입하는 소비자에게만 이 시스템을 제공합니다) 2.5킬로와트 태양열 패널을 탑재하고 연간 3000khw를 생산할 수 있습니다.
 이 태양열로 충전한 전기는 한달에 1000마일을 주행할 수 있는 양입니다. 태양열 전기 시스템은 스마트 그리드와 연동해 자동차가 없을 때는 전기를 생산해 전기회사에 보내고, 저녁에 충전하는 전기료와 상쇄할 수 있습니다.
이 태양열 충전 시스템 가격은 1만달러에 판매될 예정입니다.

전기차 업체들은 완전한 배기량 0에 도전하기 위해 태양열 충전 시스템을 도입하기 위해 노력하고 있습니다. 아직 태양열 에너지 수율이 좋지 않지만 앞으로 수율이 좋아지고, 패널 가격이 낮아진다면 충분히 경쟁력이 있을 것이라고 생각합니다.


Here Comes the Sun: Ford and SunPower Team up to Let Focus Electric Customers 'Drive Green for Life'

Ford and SunPower team up to provide a high-efficiency rooftop solar system that will provide Focus Electric owners enough renewable energy production to offset the energy used for charging.

Ford and SunPower team up to provide a high-efficiency rooftop solar system that will provide Focus Electric owners enough renewable energy production to offset the energy used for charging.
The 2.5 kilowatt SunPower system will produce an estimated 3,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. SunPower systems are backed by a 25-year warranty.
Ford's aggressive electrification strategy includes the launch of five electrified vehicles in North America by 2012 and Europe by 2013. The new Focus Electric is a zero-emissions, gasoline-free version of Ford's popular global Focus model.

Dearborn, Mich., Aug. 10, 2011 – Ford and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will allow Focus Electric owners to "Drive Green for Life" by providing customers with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.

"Under the 'Drive Green for Life' program, Focus Electric owners can reduce their total cost of ownership by generating enough energy from their high efficiency SunPower rooftop solar system to offset the electricity required to charge the vehicle at night," said Mike Tinskey, Ford director of Global Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure. "It's an eco-friendly solution that perfectly complements our plug-in products and other green initiatives."

"SunPower's innovative partnership with Ford is a win-win for customers, providing a comprehensive sustainability program," said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO. "By taking advantage of this program, Focus Electric customers can receive the added benefit of installing a SunPower solar system, the highest-efficiency, most reliable on the market today, generating the electricity needed to charge their vehicles."

The 2.5 kilowatt rooftop solar system is comprised of the SunPower® E18 Series solar panels that produce an average of 3,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. These high-efficiency solar panels generate approximately 50 percent more electricity than conventional panels and utilize a smaller footprint on the roof. The system was sized to accommodate a customer who drives about 1,000 miles per month.

The complete SunPower solar system is offered at a base price of less than $10,000*, after federal tax credits. Local and state rebates, along with other incentives, may drive the system cost down even more, depending on a customer's location. Included in the purchase is a residential monitoring system, which includes the ability to track the performance of their solar system on the web or through an iPhone application. Affordable financing options for the solar system are available through SunPower. This price point does not include local sales tax.

Interested Focus Electric customers will be contacted by a participating SunPower dealer who will visit their home to begin the installation process. SunPower leads the industry with more than 400 dealers in the U.S., and can support the initial Focus Electric roll out in all 19 markets.

In addition to the Focus Electric, the SunPower rooftop solar system will be compatible with the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle Ford is rolling out in 2012.

Two Complementary Charging Solutions for Focus Electric Owners
By partnering with SunPower, Ford now offers Focus Electric owners two complementary charging solutions to make the overall experience of owning an electric vehicle easier. In January, Ford announced an agreement with consumer electronics leader Best Buy to offer a 240-volt home charging station for the Focus Electric and future electric vehicle owners.

"The goal of working with both SunPower and Best Buy was to offer Focus Electric owners solutions to charging needs that help lower the vehicle's overall cost of ownership," said Tinskey.

The Power of Choice
Electrification is an important piece of Ford's overall product sustainability strategy, which includes the launch of five electrified vehicles in North America by 2012 and in Europe by 2013. Ford launched the Transit Connect Electric small commercial van in 2010 and will launch the all-new Focus Electric later this year. In 2012, these models will be joined in North America by the new C-MAX Hybrid, a second next-generation lithium-ion battery hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. This diverse range of electrified vehicles allows Ford to meet a variety of consumer driving needs.

*This offer assumes normal installation conditions, not including modifications to a roof, electrical service panel or excessive wire requirements.

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