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Last update 08/05/2022

Should I install solar energy if I have an electric vehicle?

Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia

If you have an electric vehicle (EV) or plan to have one in the future, charging it with home solar and battery storage is a great way to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels further.

Not only can home solar and battery storage provides electricity for your EV, but it can also help offset the cost of charging your car and can provide necessary backup power when the grid fails. To learn more, read on or contact our expert solar consultants to see how installing solar panels can add value to your life.

Let’s take a look at some facts to help provide context:

Solar energy

Renewable energy will drive the world. By 2050, only 24% of power generation will be from fossil fuels, while 74% will be renewable.

The cost of installing solar panels and their kilowatt-hour generating capacity is cheaper and more stable than continuing with traditional energy bills, which increase every year. Additionally, multiple federal and state economic incentives make it attractive and financially logical to switch to renewable energy.

 

Energy storage: Solar batteries

Due to climate change, natural disasters have caused power outages in areas that are not used to having blackouts, which has driven the installation of solar panels and solar battery systems.

These disasters, coupled with changes in net metering regulations that affect the terms and conditions for storing the energy generated by solar panels, are driving homeowners to purchase solar batteries as a reliable solution for keeping their power and gaining greater independence. By 2025, more than 29% of all new solar systems will have behind-the-meter storage.

 

Electric vehicle

20% of U.S. drivers plan to purchase an electric vehicle as their next car because of the environmental impact and the incredible capabilities and investments in technology improvements and features of this new electric vehicle.

Due to limited space in buildings and installation regulations in workspaces, 80% of drivers will most likely charge their EVs
at home.

It is estimated that the investment in having an electric charging station at home represents a 40% savings over the cost of gasoline. In addition, if there is a solar system that generates enough energy to supply the entire house and the electric vehicle, the savings increase to 55%. Not to mention the benefits of solar energy compared to the traditional energy bill.

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