Electric Cars and Home Solar Systems: The Ideal Eco-Tech Union?

Infinity Solar, Inc of Orange

Synergy. By definition, it describes when the interaction or cooperation of two forces produces a greater combined effect than the sum of their separate effects.

In our context it means: When technology complement each other perfectly for the greater good of the consumer and the world.

But rarely does synergy reveal itself in real life application the way solar charging for electric vehicles does.

How much solar energy will it take to charge your electric vehicle?

While you’ll save money on gasoline, charging your electric vehicle (EV) generally contributes to higher utility bills. Changing to a renewable energy source, such as solar energy, can help you reduce or eliminate your vehicle charging expenses over the long run.

Vehicle Requirements

Like gas-powered cars, electric vehicles are unique. With a little digging you can figure out exactly how much electricity your car needs to get you from point A to point B. Your EV manufacturer’s guidelines are always advised.

The Department of Energy website also provides information concerning the electric fuel economy of most electric vehicles. Enter your model and year and it will tell you how many kilowatt hours (kWh) it takes to drive 100 miles. Calculate how many miles you drive each day and you’ll know how much electricity your car uses.

Driving habits and AC/DC

Another factor is how you utilize solar panels to charge your EV. You can choose the sort of charging equipment you want according to your habits. Most EV owners utilize one of the following types:

AC Level 1: 1 hour of 120 V charging equals 2 to 5 miles of driving.

AC Level 2: One hour of 240 V charging lets you push around 10 to 20 miles.

DC Fast Charging: Charging for 20 minutes gets you about 50 to 70 miles of driving.

You may recognize these amounts from standard household wiring. But if this is all new to you, just remember you have choices.

Can solar create enough electricity to charge your EV?

The answer: an unequivocal yes. Home solar systems are as unique and eco-responsible as electric automobiles. From roof mount and ground bracket to panel size and efficiency, there are lots of choices depending upon your energy needs and your property’s access to the sun’s rays.

Solar panels produce power measured in kilowatts (kW), per a given area measured in square feet. The bigger your solar array the more energy you can generate. A solar system’s kWh rating describes its ability to create energy over time. Assessing this rating to your car’s kWh requirements will help determine the size and number of panels you will need.

It’s time to charge your electric car by solar

The cost of charging an electric car will raise your utility bill significantly. Now might be the time to seriously consider going solar. Taking control of rising energy prices is a lot easier when you boost your household electricity supply with the sun’s abundant energy. Why fill a gas tank when it is possible to install a solar system for your home and use the sun for free?

The price of solar is the lowest it’s ever been, while solar panel efficiency is at its highest. The sweet spot you’ve been waiting for is here. With budget-friendly financing that could suit practically any budget, cost is rarely a problem.

Know your solar alternatives, professional advice can help

Each solar setup differs. Finding a professional opinion can help you sort out the many options and keep you from making a costly bad decision. Infinity Solar, Inc of Orange will survey your property, do the math and recommend systems that fit your space, charging needs and lifestyle. Most of all, we will make sure you optimize your solar investment — both environmentally and financially.

Infinity Solar, Inc of Orange