Could this be a nice marriage of complementing technologies? Wouldn’t this be sweet?😇
Do you think there could be enough solar light focused, concentrated and directed by a series of Solar tubes mounted in your garage roof above a parked Aptera’s to energize the vehicle’s array of solar cell to still get the Never Charge benefit?
I am not sure more than one solar tube would be needed.
(I even understand “SOLATUBE” offers a tube that has an internal PV panel within the tube to power and shed light.... on the Aptera if you like)
Concentrated (magnified) ☀️rays could be focused onto the vehicle’s 180 (?) solar cells, which provides the Never Charge innovation and also power the internal heat venting for the vehicle.
Aptera has plenty on their plate but this might be worth exploring to take their Never Charge technology, at not cost to them, to the next level... 1) offer more possibilities to their customers, 2) addressing some potential buyers concern about leaving the car outside the garage, car port, etc... to reap the benefit all day. I guess a windowed garage with a garage door with windows, especially if it has a south/southwest unshaded exposure...it may add a very slight benefit too. I.e., If the sun angle will bring the sun rays to the array of solar cells.
I have to design a new garage anyhow, so if an Aptera could live there one day, this could serve a dual purpose ( free illumination in the car shelter with “some solar production)
All the best Aptera!