One of the best things you can do to save money and reduce your carbon footprint is to switch to an electric vehicle.The next smartest thing you can do is power it with solar.
Now, for the first time ever, there is a market solution that pairs them both together.
SolarEdge just introduced the world’s first Electric Vehicle Charging Single Phase Inverter, taking efficiency to an entirely new level.
What is an inverter?
If you aren’t acquainted with the parts of a solar system, chances are the first few sentences of this post didn’t excite you as much as they should.
An inverter is as essential to a solar system as the panels themselves. Solar panels collect energy in the form of Direct Current (DC). Unfortunately, most homes only use Alternating Current (AC) power. The inverter takes the DC energy created by the solar panels and converts it to AC power to be used in the home. And while inverters can take multiple forms, no solar system can be installed without one.
Why is EV Charging Inverter important?
Until now, if a customer wanted an electric vehicle and a photovoltaic (PV) solar system, these had to be done as separate projects with their own sets of costs.
Now, not only are the installations consolidated into one, combining the two also makes for a much more cost-effective option, saving space along the way.
Another benefit is that your electric vehicle charger can now rely on both sun and grid power, instead of just grid alone, further lessening your carbon footprint. And because the electric vehicle (EV) charger now has two energy sources, it’s able to charge 6x faster than a standard charger.
With a 12-year warranty that can be extendable to 20 or 25 years, SolarEdge offers one of the most (if not THE most) reliable products on the market.
SolarEdge is one of the unsung heroes of the solar industry, and this new technology is nothing short of a game-changer.
The EV Charging Inverters are available at Artisan Electric Inc now and ready to be installed. You can learn more about the EV charging inverter on SolarEdge’s website or simply give us a call and sign up for a free site assessment to make sure it’s right for your specific site.
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