Electric Vehicle Charging
Our latest initiative offers the unique opportunity to link any new EV charger install with any Solar PV System. This allows users to charge their car via renewable energy. Both the OLEV (Domestic charging) & WPCS (Work Place Charging Scheme) Schemes, mean Customers can receive £350 for each charger install. For Businesses the most attractive aspect is that the latest initiative allows up to 20 installs per Business, meaning a £7k benefit.
Given that Fossil fuels are decreasing at a rapid rate and we know will cease to exist completely in the future, Electric Cars are where the people’s attention will be turning. Couple the fact that our EV chargers can be used with renewable energy and the fact both Domestic & Commercial users can receive grants for any install, the benefits are huge and should be a consideration by everyone moving forward.
The time taken for charging depends on the charging unit and capacity of the battery. Wall boxes at home typically deliver 7kW, which means, for example, that a 64kWh battery takes just over nine hours to fully charge. This can be done whilst at work using Solar and/or through the night via using a Solar storage battery system. Owners say that these methods are often more convenient than having to stop at a petrol station.
Before the government’s announcement that all new cars sold from 2040 should be zero emission, the National Grid had been forecasting changes in energy demand from the rise of electric cars.
As part of its Future Energy Scenarios report, it predicted that electric cars may require the grid to deliver an additional 30% energy compared with existing peak levels. To meet this demand, the grid is expected to work with charging infrastructure and electric vehicles to try to ensure most charging takes place off peak.
It will be used to supply other appliances in the property and when there is an excess it can be exported back to the grid. Each household will receive payments for any exported electricity.
Need more help with EV Charging?
Speak to one of the team today, we can provide a free survey and/or quote on any required space.