Nissan Leaf Mystery Component

Looking out the window today, I noticed the Leaf parked outside our building. As I looked at it, I couldn’t help but notice something that didn’t make much sense, and I’m looking to you to solve this mystery...

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There appears to be a very small patch of solar panels on top of the wing on the car. Very small, far too small to contribute in any meaningful way to propelling the car, so I can’t imagine that’s what it is for. What is it for?!

A bit closer:

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This guy, right here:

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What purpose does this serve?

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