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I remember, when living in Phoenix, the Mazda 929 solar roof panel was a popular option even though the 929 itself was not particularly popular. Many businesses just had large surface parking lots, not multi-level garages. And, boy, did that asphalt get hot!
"The 1992 model Mazda 929 sedan isn't smart enough to come in out of the rain. But it has built-in intelligence so that when it`s parked in the sun all day it turns on its own fans to cool itself off.
The power to activate those fans comes from solar cells built into its glass moonroof.
In the wintertime, when there`s no need to cool itself off, the 929 uses the solar power instead to recharge the battery."