Solar Vehicle Charger, Brampton

For homeowners looking for sustainable ways to fuel their vehicles and reduce their overall carbon footprint, having a solar vehicle charger installed not only reduces your environmental impact, but makes economic sense.
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Solar Vehicle Charger, Brampton

These days, more and more Canadians are considering electric vehicles as a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to regular gas powered cars. This change has also been driven by governments beginning to phase out the use and sale of gas powered vehicles, and many car manufacturers globally beginning to manufacture more electric vehicles. Though being able to charge your car at home is one of many benefits of owning an electric vehicle, one of the few downsides is the possible increase in your home’s electric bill. One way to counteract this is to install a solar vehicle charger in your home.

Depending on your vehicle make and model, a solar panel configuration with less than a dozen solar panels can generate enough power to fully charge an EV battery overnight. In addition, advances in technology have made modern solar panels more efficient and powerful, making it possible to supply power to both an electric vehicle and an entire home. In addition, the cost of solar panels and storage has been dropping over the past decade with many governments providing rebates and incentives for homeowners who install solar panels, so it’s a great time to make the switch to solar power.

If you’re interested in installing a solar vehicle charger in your home, make sure to contact MADE ELECTRIC! We operate within Brampton and the GTA, and would be happy to help you through the process of transitioning to solar power. Whether you’re looking to have solar panels installed for your home, need help in picking out the perfect solar vehicle charger, or have questions about connecting your solar panels to your current charging station, we are here to answer your call.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the power requirements needed for a solar vehicle charger?

This largely depends on factors such as how much you drive, what kind of electric vehicle you own, and the battery system within your solar panel system. For example, the longer your daily commute is to somewhere like work, the larger your solar panel will end up being. People living in denser urban areas will typically have shorter commutes, reducing the amount of power needed. A licensed electrician will be able to do an accurate calculation of the number of solar panels that will be needed based on your daily mileage and other factors.

Will my solar vehicle charger work on cloudy days?

Solar panels typically produce around 25-45% of its usual energy on cloudy days; however, the battery system within the solar panels allows energy obtained from the sun to be stored for later use. This allows solar panels to efficiently provide power no matter the weather, as well as during the night, which is when people typically leave their cars charging. It’s therefore important within a solar vehicle charging system to have a good battery.

What is an inverter and how would it be important to my solar energy system?

Inverters are one of the most important pieces of equipment within solar energy systems. These devices are what allow direct current (DC) electricity generated by the solar panel to be converted to alternating current (AC) electricity, which is what the electrical grid uses. The two types of inverters are string inverters and microinverters. A string inverter system is when multiple solar panels are arranged into rows, transferring the power produced into a single inverter. Meanwhile, a microinverter system is when each solar panel has its own inverter. This makes it easier to install additional panels if needed, but can be more costly up front. To figure out which system is best for you, contact MADE ELECTRIC today!

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