Charging an electric car with photovoltaic panels: combining ecology and savings

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Charging an electric car from photovoltaic panels is an excellent way to combine ecology and savings. Nowadays, when the change to a greener lifestyle is becoming increasingly important and energy costs are rising, it is worth considering this alternative method of electric vehicle charging. By combining an electric car with a photovoltaic system, you can gain energy independence and reduce emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere. In this article, we will discuss how photovoltaic car charging works and what benefits it brings.

Car charging from photovoltaic panels – how does it work?

Photovoltaic panels convert solar energy into electricity in the form of direct current. The current is then directed to an inverter, which converts it into AC electricity of the value required by the power grid. The charging station must be interfaced with the inverter and the metering system, so that the charging station is kept informed of the value of the available surplus energy that can be used to charge the car. It is also worth adding to such a set-up an intelligent energy management device that controls all power flows, limits the energy sent to the grid, and analyzes the consumption of all consumers.

The AC current is directed to the charging station, which ensures that the car’s battery is properly charged. The charger monitors the battery’s charging status and controls the charging process so as to avoid overheating the batteries or damaging them.

How to start charging an electric car with photovoltaics?

To use such a solution, it is necessary to choose the parameters of the equipment well. Our specialists will help you choose the solution best suited to your needs.

First of all, you need to perform an analysis of your electricity needs in order to choose the right photovoltaic installation and car charger.

Secondly, a design for a photovoltaic installation working in conjunction with an electric vehicle charging station should be made. At this stage, the contract power and the selection of the charging station for the selected car model are verified. It is also worth considering an energy storage system for use when the photovoltaic panels do not generate enough energy.

Third – the implementation stage – you need to carry out the installation work of the solar generator, converter and charging station. Then connect the communication of the devices and perform commissioning procedures. Finally, it is left to prepare the application documentation to the power utility. We wrote about the types of car chargers in the article: “Do you have an electric car? Do you need a home charger?”

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Photovoltaic carport and home charging station for electric cars – a perfect combination?

A photovoltaic carport is a structure that, on the one hand, protects our cars from adverse weather conditions and, on the other hand, generates electricity using photovoltaic panels placed on the roof. In this way, using our own energy source, we can power our home installations and charge our electric cars.

A home charging station for electric cars is an element that allows us to reduce costs and increase the convenience of our vehicle. Thanks to the charging station, we can charge our car at home, at a time that is convenient for us, and most importantly, using energy from our photovoltaic carport, we do not incur additional costs associated with purchasing energy from the grid.

Photovoltaic carport and home electric car charging station are perfect solutions for those who want to bet on ecology and economy. Thanks to them, we not only gain energy independence, but also reduce emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere and reduce the costs associated with the use of an electric car.

Benefits of charging a car from photovoltaic panels

Charging a car from photovoltaic panels has many benefits, both for drivers and for the environment. Below we have included the most important benefits of such a solution:

  1. Savings on electricity bills – by using photovoltaic panels to charge an electric car, the driver can significantly reduce electricity costs. Photovoltaic panels placed on the roof of the house or garage will allow to obtain electricity from free and unlimited sources.
  2. No harmful emissions – a common argument of opponents of electric vehicles is charging cars with “dirty”, not environmentally friendly energy from the grid.
    Charging an electric car from photovoltaic panels is more environmentally friendly than using the electricity grid. In this way, we do not emit into the atmosphere harmful substances that are produced during the generation of electricity in conventional power plants.
  3. Energy independence – the use of photovoltaic panels and your own charging station allows you to charge your vehicle with cheap energy on your own property, without having to visit public EV charging stations and without having to wait there for the charging process to be completed.
  4. Increase in property value – installing photovoltaic panels on the roof of a house or garage positively affects the value of the property. This is an additional benefit received by homeowners with photovoltaic panels installed.


Charging an electric car from photovoltaic panels is a modern solution that allows you to use an ecological energy source such as the sun and reduce the cost of operating a vehicle. In order to take advantage of such a solution, it is necessary to carry out a photovoltaic installation project, install a car charger and design an energy storage system. This is an investment that will pay for itself over time, plus contribute to environmental protection.

If you want to learn more about photovoltaic installations or home electric car charging stations, contact us. We are experts in the field of RES and will be happy to answer all your questions!


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