Note: The prerequisite for surplus charging is to charge your vehicle when the sun is shining and the solar panels are generating electricity. Therefore, if you only charge your car once or twice a week, consider doing it at home when it’s parked in the garage or outdoors and there is plenty of sunlight outside.
This way, you can take full advantage of the excess energy your panels produce and maximise the charging efficiency of your electric vehicle. Imagine you have a hot summer day when the sun is shining bright and not a single cloud covers its light. As a result, your solar panels are generating a massive amount of energy.
go-e Charger Gemini flex 22 kW
go-e Charger Gemini 11 kW
By charging with solar and thus reducing your reliance on grid power, you're not only saving cash in the long run, but you're also doing your part for the environment.
On top of that, you can enjoy the independence and peace of mind from knowing you're using your own solar power to run your home and charge your electric vehicle.
However, if you're considering buying a solar system just to charge your car, you might want to give it a second thought. Before you go all-in, it's important to assess the total electricity consumption in your home. By installing a PV system and making the most of surplus charging, you can not only charge your electric car, but also optimise the use of electricity in the building. It's a smart move that will certainly save you a pretty penny and reduce your carbon footprint.