What do Ford Motor Company and SunPower have in common? We’re teaming up with Ford to offer Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid owners a solar panel system that will provide electric vehicle owners with enough renewable energy production to offset the energy used for driving. This is the first partnership of its kind that allows Ford vehicle owners to charge their Ford Focus Electric and future Ford electric vehicles using clean solar energy.
With this partnership, Ford Focus Electric owners can purchase a SunPower solar energy system for less than $10,000. Local and state incentives may be available to make this even more affordable. SunPower solar systems deliver guaranteed performance with our industry leading, 25-year performance warranty.
The SunPower solar power systems available in this offer will produce an average of 3,000 kWh of electricity per year. The system was sized to accommodate an electric vehicle owner who drives about 1,000 miles per month. Our high efficiency panels generate more power per square foot than any other solar panel – allowing homeowners greater flexibility to maximize available roof space and increase the size of their system to achieve even greater savings on their electricity bill.
The SunPower-Ford partnership was launched today, August 10, 2011 at SunPower’s Richmond, Calif. facility, which was a former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant for Model A cars in the 1930’s.
Do you have questions about using solar technology to charge your electric vehicle? At 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PST. today, Ford Associate Director of Global Electrification Infrastructure Mike Tinskey and SunPower’s Ken Fong, general manager of the company’s North American residential and light commercial business unit, will answer your questions on a live chat at: http://www.thefordstory.com/our-articles/cars/focussedan/join-the-live-chat-about-ford-and-solar-energy-leader-sunpower/
To celebrate our partnership, we are giving away three “Join The Solar Revolution” t-shirts. Share this blog post on Facebook and Twitter with a link back to this post to enter. We’ll choose our winners on August 19th.
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