Solar Carport for Cybertruck

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Tesla will be selling vehicles (Cybertrucks) too big for most garages AND Tesla produces solar panels as well as energy storage devices. Would, could, should Tesla produce and offer for sale solar carports?
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That’s a great idea, but I think at that point you’d be better off just setting it up for the whole house, and get all the benefits for more than just car charging .
 

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Tesla will be selling vehicles (Cybertrucks) too big for most garages AND Tesla produces solar panels as well as energy storage devices. Would, could, should Tesla produce and offer for sale solar carports?
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Absolutely, very workable!
 

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no. just build your own and put solar on top...
Neat idea. In fact, I'll look into getting a solar carport instead of installing a charging system at the garage. (I won't be taking long daily trips in my CT, and there's a nearby Tesla charging station.)

Not sure if transportation costs would make it practical for Tesla to offer the materials. But there are services on the web that sell you what you need for various construction projects (from a garage or sun-room to a whole house). They offer plans, a materials list, step-by-step instructions, and sometimes the materials themselves. Probably won't be long before one of them turns to solar carports.
 

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Hello, dave1215! I had the same idea when I saw the tesla promo videos. I think you can build your garage with solar panels by yourself. I don't see any solar carports from Tesla on the market. They don't think that building a carport with solar panels is worth putting on their production line. I'm thinking about approaching the local Sydney professional carport company and consulting with them about this solar carport project. If you have any building projects for solar carport, send me a private message.
 
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Tesla will be selling vehicles (Cybertrucks) too big for most garages AND Tesla produces solar panels as well as energy storage devices. Would, could, should Tesla produce and offer for sale solar carports?
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Dave asks "Would, could, should Tesla produce and offer for sale solar carports?"

If Tesla offered the panels plus what goes from them to the vehicle, I'd bite. The frame materials could be sourced locally. Design options would help but might vary a bit depending on expected snowfall.
 

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Good idea for the sunny places.
But don't try to build exactly like the shown rendered projects.
Unlocked inclined structures look quite unstable. Not good for hurricane seasons

 

 

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