Combining Electric Vehicle charging points and Solar with battery storage.
Electric vehicle (EV) chargers are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, as more and more people switch to electric cars. If you are considering installing an EV charger at home, you may be wondering if it is worth it to couple it with solar and battery storage systems.
There are a number of benefits to coupling an EV charger with solar and battery storage systems.
First, it can help you to save money on your energy bills. When your solar panels are generating electricity, you can use it to charge your EV without having to draw power from the grid. This can save you a significant amount of money, especially if you charge your EV during off-peak times.
Second, coupling an EV charger with solar and battery storage systems can help you to reduce your carbon footprint. Electric cars produce zero emissions, so by charging your EV with solar and battery storage, you can help to reduce your impact on the environment.
Third, coupling an EV charger with solar and battery storage systems can provide you with backup power during power outages. If the power goes out, you can use your battery storage system to power your EV charger and keep your car charged.
Of course, there are also some drawbacks to coupling an EV charger with solar and battery storage systems. First, the upfront cost of installation can be high. However, the long-term savings on your energy bills and carbon emissions can make the investment worthwhile. Here are some additional things to consider when installing an EV charger coupled with solar and battery storage systems:
The size of your solar system will depend on the amount of electricity you need to charge your EV. The type of battery you choose will affect the cost and performance of your system. The installation cost will vary depending on the size and complexity of your system. You may be eligible for Zero VAT for installing an EV charger coupled with solar and battery storage systems if all items are installed at the same time.
All installations are different and there are many things that must be checked before an EV charging point may be installed in order to ensure that the installation is compliant and ultimately safe to use. All our installations are undertaken to the highest industry standards and with our installers qualified to the latest version of the regulations.
You don’t need to have solar panels installed to have an EV charging point installation, however, if you do already have a solar installation, then it’s likely that you will be able to save money by leveraging you’re existing kit.