Asymcar 15: Sunray Sedan

Sun-Car

Matt Grantham joins us to discuss electric vehicles, renewable energy, smarter software, solar opportunities and economics. Matt introduces us to Solar X, the solar car challenge. He reflects on these emerging technologies in light of Australia’s nearly extinct auto manufacturing sector.

We explore the concept of a car as the home power source and consider possible EV disruption of traditional power generation and distribution concerns. The potential business models arising from these emerging technologies makes us pause in light of solar firm’s stock performance.

25mb mp3 about 52 minutes.

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Notes:

Utility “Death Spiral” Pro & Con

Barclays Downgrades Electric Utility Bonds, Sees Viable Solar Competition

Australian coal industry facing some home truths

Suntech says solar PV costs to match coal in China by 2016

Utility seeks “fixed price” hike on smaller customers

Bringing Solar Power to Scale

John Wood discusses UltraBattery

SolarX: Australia’s first solar electric hybrid sports car

Interviews with both winners of the World solar car challenge.

Green Tea Party Energy Platform

The Big Roads by Earl Swift

Bradley GT Electric Kit Car (photo above) Carbuzz.

Buying into solar power, no roof access necessary.

  • Christian Huund

    The audio quality of this episode is severly lacking and made it hard for me to follow.