Can I charge my EV with Solar Panels? – The simple answer is, yes, you could use solar panels to charge an electric car. If you’re one of the increasing numbers of people embracing renewable energies and driving an electric vehicle (EV), then you’ll know that charging it away from the home can bit of a challenge.
Technological advancements surrounding solar panels and battery storage as advanced greatly over the last 5 years and you’re now able to charge your electric vehicle in your driveway using an EV charging point. Home EV charging is quickly becoming the number one route for EV owners, but not every EV owner can charge their EV at home. Your property style and location have a major input to the installation of a charging point. If you have off-street parking then you shouldn’t have a problem, installing an EV point. Property with no off-street parking may find it difficult, especially if you live in an apartment or terrace house.
You also need space to install Solar Panels. Smaller properties with less roof space and apartments may struggle here, as you do need the space on a roof or an outside building to install the system, in direct sunlight.
Solar Panels Install On A Car
Yes, Car manufacturers and building cars with built-in, solar panels. These built-in solar panels help keep the car charged. The panels on vehicles may not be powerful to fully recharge the battery, but they will stop the battery from fully draining. To take full advantage of an EV, a solar panel installation is required, with a home charging point. This is the more cost-effective and secure way to charge your vehicle.
Why Install Solar Panels To Charge My EV?
The best way to use a solar panel system to charge your electric car is to install them in your home, and with solar battery storage, you can add some charge to your car overnight while you sleep. That way, you’ll wake up to a full solar battery—or, at least, a fuller battery—and won’t have to worry about finding a charging point multiple times during the day.
So, if you don’t have solar panels already, now might be the time to invest. Of course, solar panels don’t grow on trees, and that initial investment can be expensive; that’s why we made Solares Energies. We can help you install solar panels on your home for a reduced price. We’re a group-buying scheme that makes solar panels and battery storage more accessible and affordable for everyone.
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need To Charge An EV?
Now that you know how to charge your car with solar panels, you’re probably wondering how many panels you need. The answer, unfortunately, is that it depends. It depends on the size of your battery, the efficiency of your solar cells, how much sun you get where you live, and how much driving you do. But as a rule of thumb, 8-12 panels are enough to fully charge a battery in a reasonable timeframe
How Do I Get Solar Panels?
The simple answer is to contact us, at Solares Energies. We have a team of renewable energy specialists available to talk you through all your options. We can assist with both solar panels and home EV charging points.