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Charge your electric vehicle with solar panels
There are many advantages to incorporating solar panels into your lifestyle, benefitting your home or business. This includes cutting down on your electricity bills, being able to sell surplus electricity back to the grid and ultimately reducing your carbon footprint. Additionally, there’s another plus to installing solar PV systems to your property; they’re able to charge electric vehicles (EV) too!
How it works
As previously said, it’s great to have solar panels installed onto the roof of your property or establishment, but there are other ways to make the most of this power than just converting sunlight into energy. If you own an electric vehicle, you can use the energy collected from the solar panels which is then transferred to your home-charging unit. This likewise acts as an efficient method of EV charging, further reducing your carbon footprint, and saving you plenty of money in the long run.
Of course, there is the question on how solar panels would be able to charge your EV without any sunlight. The good news is you’d be able to achieve overnight charging or charging in poor weather conditions with the assistance of an integrated battery system, just like the Tesla Powerwall 2.
Having a battery storage system installed, along with solar panels is extremely advantageous as the battery storage system doesn’t require sunlight to function, meaning it’s a great reserve energy source for those particularly rainy days and evenings. Your solar PV system will be sure to work harmoniously with the battery system, preventing any future weather-related doubts or problems.
The OZEV (Office for Zero Emission Vehicles) grant offers useful benefits for installing an EV charging unit to your property, as well as using solar power. Personally, we recommend the zappi EV charger; it’s the world’s first solar compatible EV charger, not to mention its affordability! The OZEV grant can save you up to £350 off the purchase and installation of your charging unit, covering up to two EVs per household, and we will take care of the installation for you. We will also submit the application on your behalf, making the whole process as easy as possible! There are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled for this grant; look here to find out more information and if your EV qualifies for the grant.
We are proud to say that we are the leading installers of solar panels in the South East. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to find out more about our solar panel installation process. You can also browse through our range of services here.
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