With the number of electric vehicles (EV) on the road increasing annually and the number of car manufacturers now jumping into the EV market with a solid line up of models, the options for buyers has never been better. Chevy Volt and Spark, Ford Focus Electric, BMW i3, Tesla Motors, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius and Rav4 EV and the Honda Fit EV and just some of the major manufacturers leaping into the exciting market of electric cars.
Charging your car at home and on the road has never been easier, as we spoke about in our blog post:
When considering a home solar panel system, there are a few things to consider.
After a personal consultation with Mark Tizya from Novo Solar Systems, these questions and more can be answered.
The smallest solar panel system we sell, the HES-GT-2.5 Grid-Tie System, will allow you to drive 12,500 kms annually. So once your initial investment in the solar panels is paid off, you can smile everyday you drive your car out of the driveway, knowing that the car is running on free energy!
One thing to consider is upgrading to a larger Solar Grid-Tie System. We sell and install 5.0 kW and 10kW PV systems which tie into the BC Hydro electrical grid. Not only will you be able to charge your car but now your house will also be powered by the sun. Investing in a larger systems also means that you if you generate more power than you need, you can sell it back to BC Hydro. Now you will be smiling even more as you drive away from your solar powered house in your solar powered car while money is being put into your bank account.
Solar Power really is a winning solution!
Contact Mark at Novo Solar Systems to speak more about the options available to you as an electric vehicle owner.