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Charging the car with solar panels using this device can bring the power of the sun to the savviest EV owners. Suitable for most modern EV vehicles.
Charge points draw huge amounts of power from the costly grid. This nifty device allows you to charge via your solar panels. Not suitable for quick charging.
In a nutshell:
Charging an EV battery is vastly more expensive than traditional fuel. Electric vehicles vary and some are more frugal with power than others.
The transmission line's resistance is 66% when generating electricity. So you need to divide a Tesla's charging amount of 56 kW by 33% to get the 'actual' power required to charge. 169 Kwh - Ouch!
Options can be found here.
"Interestingly, both PV and EV's were invented in the 1800s."
Will solar panels give me all my mileage?
If you're able to time your EV-charge during sunshine hours, then it is entirely plausible to generate the majority of your mileage from the sun. However, this depends on your household demands when charging.
Do I need planning permission?
No. Domestic charging consoles are compliant with all building regulations and suitable without planning permission.
Can consoles be used with all-electric vehicles?
Yes. Every electric vehicle currently on the UK market can charge quickly from our two leads console during the day. Even using a standard 13 amp standard socket could fully charge overnight too.
Can charge point consoles be installed in a garage?
Yes, consoles can be installed indoors or outdoors and designed to withstand northern European weather conditions.
Can I self-install an EV charging point?
Part P accreditated tradespeople are qualified. Alternatively, find a local electrician if you wish to purchase an EV-charge point without our professional installation service.
Can I use a charging point for other reasons?
Charge points double up as a traditional electrical socket. This additional extra is ideal for home or garden maintenance, charging mobility scooters, etc.
Is your charge point future proof?
Yes, it's easily upgradable to a full Mode three fast-charge format in addition to upgrading kits if you decide to increase the number of electric cars in your household.
How much does a PV/EV-charge point installation cost?
The cost of an EV-charge point complemented by a household PV solar panel installation depends on several factors.
When wiring an EV-charge point, we look for the electric board's age and ability. Some household electrical boards and wires may require updating to meet modern safety standards.
How long does a charge point last?
The robust design allows us to guarantee the installation for ten years, but the life expectancy is easily double that.
Can I choose where to install it?
Yes, although we install near as possible to the location of your parked car. It's the proximity and wiring routed to your mains electricity output to your preferred EV charger location is essential to consider.
How soon can you install it?
Our nationwide network of installers is very accommodating and in most cases will allow you to choose a preferred installation date.
What maintenance is required?
No routine maintenance is required.
Currently, some EV-owners charge their cars during off-peak nighttime periods for lower charging costs. More astute people charge during the day with PV solar panels.
How much does solar-powered charging cost?
The cost of a EV charging with existing solar panels can be affordable. Additionally, prices across the industry vary widely due to operational differences.Ask me