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Solar Panels and Electric Cars: Can I Use Solar as an EV charger?

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:08 pm
by iQuin00palette
This is an interesting aspect to think about EV charging. If electric vehicles become a part of our standard living, the power supply can be an issue. We will need more recharging units in our homes as well as on the road. Will the current source of electricity be enough? Here is an alternative source that can be handy - Solar Panels.

Solar panels and electric cars are a match made in heaven ­– when you install a solar energy system on your home, you can use it to both power your home and charge your electric car for emissions-free transportation. The cost of solar is falling rapidly, and companies from Tesla to Nissan are manufacturing electric cars for your daily use. Now, the ability to install a solar PV system large enough to power both your home and your car is an option within reach. But even with incentives and rebates available for both technologies, most homeowners still can’t afford to install solar and buy an electric car at the same time. Luckily, it’s easy to install a solar energy system today that takes your future electricity consumption into account, if you take a few additional factors into consideration.


Members of Hyundai Ioniq forum people might want to read the whole article. Follow the link: http://news.energysage.com/solar-panels-and-electric-cars-can-i-use-solar-to-charge-my-vehicle/

Re: Solar Panels and Electric Cars: Can I Use Solar as an EV charger?

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:47 am
by PluggedIn
That's a sensible idea for sure! We're going to have to start taking approaches like that seriously. For an EV owner it would certainly be ideal.

Re: Solar Panels and Electric Cars: Can I Use Solar as an EV charger?

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:11 pm
by IonFight333
PluggedIn wrote:That's a sensible idea for sure! We're going to have to start taking approaches like that seriously. For an EV owner it would certainly be ideal.


Indeed! Wondering when Hyundai will have this on their vehicles.

Re: Solar Panels and Electric Cars: Can I Use Solar as an EV charger?

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:24 am
by ginforce
Tesla has shown product of this kind already. In some parts of the States, Canada and other parts of the world can easily have solar panels that will charge the batteries - it is a brilliant idea and I hope it becomes a standing option.

Re: Solar Panels and Electric Cars: Can I Use Solar as an EV charger?

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:48 pm
by kellyclerk
Another great solar power based technology which is getting more popular in many places day by day is, solar carports. They are taking the solar industry by storm!