Five Benefits of Combining Solar Panels and EV Charging at Home

Solar Panels + EV Charging

DID YOU KNOW that solar panels can power your EV charger? This means the renewable energy you harness from the sun can be used to not only power your home, but to power your commute, all at the same time!

In today’s world, where sustainability and cost efficiency are paramount, harnessing renewable energy sources like solar power and making the switch to electric vehicles (EV) is gaining significant momentum. Homeowners can unlock a multitude of benefits by combining these two environmentally friendly technologies. Read on to learn about the five key advantages of installing solar panels together with an EV charging station in your home.

This self-sustaining power source significantly offsets energy consumption from the traditional power grid, leading to substantial savings on your monthly electricity bills. Moreover, utilizing your own solar energy to power your EV charger further reduces your consumption from the traditional power grid, reducing your overall cost of transportation.

Solar panels and EV charging work in unison to provide a sustainable and environmentally-friendly solution to power your home and commute. As a renewable energy source, solar power dramatically decreases your carbon footprint – operating your solar energy system and commuting on solar-generated electricity produces zero direct greenhouse gas emissions. Your personal household transition to solar energy will have tangible benefits for our planet in terms of reducing carbon emissions and mitigating climate change.

As a homeowner, solar panels enable you to generate your own energy right from your rooftop or property. This makes your home less vulnerable to blackouts caused by extreme weather and safeguards your home from outages caused by increasing energy demand when paired with a battery backup. Combining solar panels with an EV charging station allows you to embrace a self-sustaining lifestyle with reduced dependency on fossil fuels and the traditional power grid.

Rising energy costs are a significant external factor that can rapidly impact your monthly electricity bill. For example, just this year, electricity prices increased by 127.8% in Alberta in July 2023 compared to 2022 rates*. Installing a solar energy system and connecting this power source into your EV charger helps insulate your home from this uncertainty.

Investing in solar panels and an EV charging station can enhance the value of your property. Solar panels are viewed as a desirable feature by homebuyers as they offer long-term energy savings, reduced environmental impact, and potential tax incentives. An at-home EV charging station is a valuable amenity, catering to the growing number of EV owners in the market.

Want to find out more about the long-term benefits of Solar Energy and EV Charging for YOUR home?

Once submitted, a member of our team will follow up to help you understand the potential impact of your personal household green energy transition:

  • How much of your household energy needs will be powered by a solar energy system
  • How much you will reduce your fossil fuel consumption and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions
  • How much you will save on your electricity bills over the next 25 years

Contact our team at any time to speak with our experts and learn more about how solar panels and EV charging can benefit you.

We are here to support you every step along the way in your journey towards energy independence and becoming part of the driving force behind a more sustainable future! Get started, HERE.