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Going Solar is the Perfect Way to Help Power Your EV

January 19th, 2022 | By Chad McComas

Have you been thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV)? Well, if that’s the case, let a solar panel system help you power it with clean energy once you make that purchase!

EVs are becoming more affordable, increasing the demand for these vehicles nationwide. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, some companies like Nissan are even slashing the prices on some of their EV models by up to $2,000. Experts predict this trend will continue into 2022 as the price range for many models start under $40,000. Chevrolet, Hyundai and Kia are just a few brands that are already meeting this mark or will soon do so soon. While we wait for infrastructure to catch up (we need more charging stations), you could get ahead of the game by adding solar at your home to help you power that car.

Pink Energy CEO Jayson Waller foreshadowed this move in mid-2021 in an article published by the Charlotte Business Journal.

“Solar power can help serve the demand coming from electric cars. Residential and commercial solar installations give us the opportunity right now to reduce our dependence on our unreliable and aging grid,” Waller said. “Pairing solar with battery technology gives these same people a backup power source during grid outages and allows us to charge our cars at night with clean energy generated by solar.”

That’s why it is more than worth it to take advantage of owning your power! By adding solar panels at your home, you not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you can also potentially save on your electric bills. That money saved can be of great use towards your EV investment.

Getting the most out of your solar system

Adding a battery to your solar system can be key to further those potential savings. The battery stores the extra energy that your panels collect during the day. You can use that energy to help power your home at night, and you also can rely on the battery to power portions of your home during grid outages.

Our solar + storage offering comes with our SMARTPWR360 package, which is a full suite of solutions that can increase the baseline efficiency of your home. The amenities in this package range from a Nest thermostat, which is a smart home tool that adjusts your home’s temperature to your needs, to attic staircase covers, which is perfect to keep the heat (or cool air) confined in your living space.

According to Waller, home solar systems are “a sustainable, logical solution to help us power our present and future.”

So if you’re ready to expand on your eco-friendly practices, not only on the road, but also at your home, contact us today and we can get you started! Our representatives will work closely with you to ensure you receive the best setup we have to offer.

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