Session A4 - Podcars, Renewable Energy & the Grid

October 29 2010 , 10:15 am - 11:45 am

One of the attractions of Podcars is their potential to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Podcars could accomplish this is by making transit more effective. Another is the possibility to power the system via renewable energy. This session will explore some of the cost/benefits of employing renewable energy at this stage of the industry’s development and when and how the trajectory of these two emerging technologies—solar and podcars—would most effectively converge. What are the implications for the grid? How might new storage technologies change the equation. And how will efforts to shift the transportation sector from fossil fuels to electricity mean for Podcar systems?

Moderator: Ron Swenson, Entrepreneur and Solar Engineer