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Australia start-up designs solar car port fit for Tesla Cybertruck

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Innovative Australian clean energy building startup Iron Matrix designs solar-panelled Cybertruck carport using patented solar construction method to enhance off grid living.

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The Driven

The Tesla Cybertruck has become quite topic of contention since its unveil by CEO and co-founder Elon Musk in late November, with one question being how to fit it into a standard size garage (you can’t). Or even whether it needs one at all.

Innovative Australian clean energy building startup Iron Matrix however, has offered up its own solution: a solar-panelled carport that teams up with its recently patented solar construction solution to provide off grid living.

The brainchild of ex-Chevron business analyst and now Iron Matrix CEO and founder David Morgan, the Cybertruck solar carport is a rugged, no-nonsense design that uses a bolted steel construction method to create an energy-generating protective shade from the elements, as envisioned in a video posted by Iron Matrix (below).

Made of standard lengths of steel that can, according to Morgan, all fit into the back of the Cybertruck, the carport is one of a multitude of applications that company is targetting to demonstrate the viability of Iron Matrix  structures.

“We developed this Iron Matrix system with a pure intention of creating structures clad in solar panels and in also doing so, lowering the cost of solar panels by displacing solar building materials with the panels,” says Morgan.

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