Solar carport: the greenest way to juice up your hybrid

Envision Solar, the company who brought you the Solar Grove, has a concept carport that could gather enough energy to power your home. The LifePort, a DIY kit the consists of a 22 x 22-foot steel frame with a solar panel up top has the goods to generate about 4.8 MWh per year — as much as a typical home consumes in the U.S.

It comes with outlets compatible with all plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles that are on the market today. So when you finally have your Chevy Volt, you’ll be able to fuel it up right in the garage, with enough leftover for the rest of the gadgets you’ve left on all the time.

No word on whether Envision will take away you old carport, like the mattress guys do.

Via Envision Solar