Submitted by risquared on May 6, 2013
Did anyone try direct charge from solar yet?
I know that there is no solution yet from Tesla nor there is a standard for that.
So the only option now is DIY by an enthusiast, but what is Tesla actually - it is a product brought to life by an enthusiast named Elon.
I do have 30 kW of solar power on my roof and the energy goes trough two conversions losing 3% to 5% every time it is converted (numbers are approximate)
solar --> 470 V DC --> domestic power grid 240V AC --> tesla on board --> 400 V DC