Solar energy and electric vehicles are such a great combination which means that you are using a clean source of energy, free of fossil fuels
Because the power mix in most areas contains some power generated from fossil fuels, charging a vehicle from the power grid often involves using greenhouse gas-emitting sources.
That is why solar energy and electric vehicles are such a great combination. Powering an electric vehicle with solar energy means that you are using a clean source of energy, free of fossil fuels.
Now, solar energy systems are more efficient than ever, many households have enough roof space to install a solar system that will power both the home and charge the vehicle.
If a home has enough space to power both depends on the solar equipment efficiency, size of the south-facing roof, shading on the panels, the energy required to charge the electric vehicle, and home energy use.
If you don’t have quite enough space for a properly sized solar system, determine if you have inefficient appliances. Even just a leaky, energy-hungry refrigerator can drive up your bills.
To size the solar system for both an electric car and household use, you will need a year or two of electrical usage data for your home, how many miles you plan to drive, and the mileage rating of the electric vehicle.
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