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Solar Tech Innovations Offer New Capabilities

Solar Tech Innovations Offer New Capabilities

Korea – Solar panels on cars aren’t just reserved for luxury brands or experimental vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have both announced plans to incorporate solar panels into select electric, hybrid, and combustion-only vehicles beginning after 2019. The panels are being developed in three waves, with the first generation offering a 30 to 60% battery charge in hybrid vehicles on a sunny day, a second generation improving the view with a semi-transparent panoramic sunroof system, and a third generation that also builds solar charging capabilities into the hood.