Today I’d like to present you a company which is going to colaborate with Nissan. The company’s name is ICP Solar. The new cars from Nisan will feature new solar chargers from ICP Solar. The chargers
will serve to keep the 12-volt batteries of new Nissans charged while they are parked on sales lots.
“With the new generation of cars including more and more electronics embedded such as GPS navigation systems, DVD player, cruise control, hands-free cell phones, and voice activation, the battery drain on new cars will become more of an issue for major automotive manufacturers and car dealers,” said Tom Clark, Nissan’s vice president of sales for the Americas, in a statement.
ICP sells solar chargers between $50 to $1,350 for keeping the batteries of cars and or Camping cars charged. Solar applications being explored by automakers include Toyota’s reported plans to integrate Kyocera solar cells to power the air conditioning in Prius hybrids.
The Montreal-based ICP Solar also sells solar cells integrated into the roof tiles of buildings. I’d like imagine those tiles on my house…. -:). This would be cool….