Solar Energy Solutions

Solar & EV Charging

Why run your electric vehicle on coal when you can be driving on sunshine?

The US currently has over 20,000 EV charging stations, but nothing beats having your own place to plug in and power up at home. With gas cars, you always have to go to the gas stations, but with your own EV charger you power-up where you live, when you want, and you leave each day with a full tank!

Even better, if you pair solar with EV charging, you are making your own fuel from sunrise to sunset. So if you own an EV, why not combine it with your clean energy source?

Solar Energy Solutions is fully capable and certified to install Tesla Home Chargers or can work with you to integrate standard Level 2 charging into your solar project.

Adding an EV to Your Solar Family

Buying or leasing an EV is a significant environmental contribution. But it does increase your household’s energy consumption and likely lowers the percentage your existing solar provides towards your annual energy usage. 

SES has experience in designing add-on solar arrays to cover EV mileage driven or even preparing systems for later EV (or E-bike) addition. Typically an EV gets 3 miles/kWh and will drive 7000 miles per year. That would translate to needing 2,500 kWh/yr. extra production or an add on 2.2 kW panel add-on.

Tesla Home Chargers

Fill up where you live. Just plug in overnight and wake up to a full charge. Tesla recommends a 60A circuit breaker linked Wall Connector that will cover all Model 3, S, and X cars. For a Model 3, this will allow you to add 44 miles of range per hour of charging, 34 miles for the Model S, and 30 miles for the Model X. You can even watch your car charging via the Tesla App!

Solar Integrated EV Charging

Solar Energy solutions also makes it easy to combine PV with car charging. Working with SolarEdge the #1 US inverter manufacturer you can now combine Level 2+ car charging with their range of poweroptimized residential HD inverters. No more need for a separate solar inverter and EV charger!