Electrical engineer harnesses solar power for his house and car

John Loveless, an electrical engineer by profession from Kaysville, U.S.A, has done an envious job in running his house and car using solar energy. The crazy engineer has set up 26 240-watt solar panels in his house to produce energy for his entire home and his 1992 Toyota pickup, which he himself converted to electric. Mr. Loveless enjoyed this Christmas with no skimping on illuminations and staying in the warmness of air-conditioning in his house. But, his yearly electrical bill will not exceed $100. This is the magic Loveless does with solar energy.

Electrical engineer runs his truck, heats his house by the sun

He converted his pickup to electric this summer using 20 six-volt golf cart batteries. The car takes five hours to charge fully, and runs 50 miles at 55mph. Loveless wants to travel only 40 miles to and from his office a day. He took three months and spent $8,000 for the conversion of his pickup from gasoline to electric. But, now he does not have to fuel his vehicle everyday. It is a big thing especially when the fuel prices are soaring up.

To set up solar panels, Loveless spent $20,000. As a whole, solar energy brings down his fuel and electricity costs to almost zero. According to Loveless, his neighbors initially found him somewhat crazy. But, after hearing about his electricity and fuel bills, they are envious of him, he adds. Loveless’ activities will, of course, encourage many people to go for solar options to power up their houses. At a time when energy bills are rocketing up, examples like this are praiseworthy, indeed.

Via: Standard-Examiner

  1. Greetings John,

    Saw you on the news about your solar set up and i am looking to do the same for when my wife and i build our castle in Seattle Wash. i sold solar back in 82 when the Tx credits were 50% back then, and it was for hot water and heating the home.i’m impressed with your idea for being self sufficent and even selling some grid back to the power company. My wife and i are very adament for being self reliant.Do you set this up for people like yours truly, because you have a customer if you do. Please let me know. Hope to talk to you real soon. You can get a hold of me at 801-521-4199 or email at gijoe40@gmail.com Take care, Joe Powers

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