PV & EV charging.
Photovoltaic solar panels are bringing the power of the sun to the electric vehicle industry. Astute EV owners are charging their cars with PV solar panels to augment free motoring miles to an already solar-powered home.
In a nutshell.
Electrons are like cats; they go where ever the food is best. PV electrons are the same, they go to your washing machine, PV heating converter or the demand for your EV charging console.
Today's EV charging points are appearing everywhere from Hotels to business car parks. Domestic charging points for your EV are very elegant-in-design.
The science bit.
Li-on batteries are well-proven in Chinese taxis because they do over 100,000 miles and still, have 80% charging abilities. In cycle terms, a Li-on battery will last a decade and then another decade at 80% capacity. 20 years plus is no problem for EV's.
Batteries from the early EV market from the 1990s are still operational today - Amazing!
Range 250-300 miles per charge.
IET EV compliant.
BSI Certificated to BS EN 60335-1 for safe home use.
MCS solar panel installers.
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All our MCS installers are RECC scheme members and work throughout England, Scotland and Wales. All are happy to help with the early stages of quoting to fantastic after-care customer support.Get quotations
Do I need planning permission to install an EV charging system?
No, the charging system is compliant with all building regulations and is suitable for installation without a planning permission requirement.
Can your EV charge system be used with an electric vehicle?
Yes, almost every electric vehicle currently on the UK market can charge from our mode 2 leads system. Even using a standard 13 amp domestic socket will fully charge an EV overnight.
Can the EV charge point be installed in my garage?
Yes, the charging system can be installed both indoors and outdoors and is designed to withstand our variable weather in the UK.
Can I DIY or self-install an EV charging point?
Yes, as long as you have full Part P accreditation. Find local and qualified electrician if you wish to purchase an EV charge point without our professional installation service.
Can I use a charging point for other reasons?
Yes, the charge point doubles up as a traditional electric socket that's ideal for home/garden maintenance, charging mobility scooters and electric bikes, etc.
"Investing in your tomorrow; benefiting you today."
Is your charging system future proof?
Yes, it is designed to be future proof and easily upgradable to a full Mode three fast-charge format in addition to upgrading kits that are available if you decide to increase the number of electric cars in your household.
How much does a charge point installation cost?
The costs of an EV charge point installation depends on several factors. A consultation appointment can be arranged to give you your options and costs.
Can my PV solar panels generate all the free power I need to charge my EV?
Yes, most of the time, but depends on several factors including PV system size, weather conditions and your household power demands when charging. If you're able to charge your electric vehicle during the daylight hours, then it is entirely plausible to get the majority of your charge from the sun.
How long does your charge unit 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 the charge point?
Yes, although we would usually install the charging point near as possible to the location of your parked EV.
How soon can you install?
Our nationwide network of installers are very accommodating and in most cases will allow you to choose a preferred installation date.
What maintenance is required?
No routine maintenance is required.
What we look for with EV chargers:
For your peace of mind.
All our MCS installers are RECC scheme members and work throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We're happy to help with quotations and great customer service with fantastic after-care and support.Get quotations