Solar Panels for Electric Vehicles

Solar Panels for Electric Vehicles

Do you already own an electric vehicle (EV)? Are you thinking about buying one in the future?

If so, you’re in good company.

Many Bay Area residents are switching to electric vehicles to reduce trips to the gas pump and save extra money.

However, a typical EV (driven under normal conditions) requires approximately 5,000 kWh of charging every year. If you power your car using PG&E’s electricity, you probably won’t see the types of savings you’re hoping for. That’s because Bay Area residents already pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country, with prices expected to keep going up.

However, if you charge your electric vehicle using solar energy, you can reduce both your:

  • Monthly utility bills from PG&E.
  • Weekly gas bills at the pump.

If you charge your EV using PG&E’s nighttime electricity, you save further from cheap off-peak pricing.

Imagine Driving on Clean and Free Sunshine

Combining solar power with electric vehicles is such a popular strategy that nearly 40% of California EV owners already have solar PV panels installed on their properties.

These numbers will only keep climbing as more drivers discover the economic and environmental benefits of merging these 2 green technologies together.

After all, why continue shelling out money to PG&E and local gas stations when you can tap into a free, clean power source instead?

How Many Solar Panels Will You Need?

How much solar capacity to install ultimately depends on your own driving habits and the type of EV you drive.

The chart below provides a useful breakdown of the relationship between miles driven and solar PV systems sizes. How many solar panels are needed for charging an electric vehicle

Note that these numbers represent the size of a system to offset your EV charging… you will need more to power the rest of your household.

We can provide you with a free analysis based on your:

  • Property’s solar power generation potential.
  • Electric vehicle make and model.
  • Daily driving habits.

When you schedule your free consultation, we’ll carefully examine your property and energy consumption to design a solar-EV charging solution that maximizes your savings.

To learn more about the many benefits of driving on pure sunshine, contact Sky Power Solar today for a free, no-obligation quote.

I was the first to have solar electric in my city. Shortly after I had my system installed, the City of Manteca did so with a system of their own. I am very pleased with my solar electric system. My wife and I are even looking at a hybrid electric car.

K Sandle, Manteca, CA

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The D'Costas, Castro Valley, CA

It makes us really happy to be using the power of the sun. The system is meeting the projected monthly performance goals provided by Sky Power Solar. We highly recommend Sky Power Solar -- their team was great.

L Busby and J Diane, Livermore, CA

We interviewed three solar electric companies before choosing Sky Power Solar. The Sky Power Solar team educated us about solar electricity, answered our questions, and did an excellent job designing and installing our system.

M and O McFarland, San Rafael, CA

We were very pleased with Sky Power Solar's responsiveness to our questions and concerns during the entire process, starting from the estimate all the way through to deciphering the digital display of our new PG&E Time of Use (TOU) meter which told us we were generating more electricity than we were using. The installation crew was very polite and kept us informed of what they were doing every step of the way. A very satisfying experience.

D Mineau and D Gibson, Menlo Park, CA

We feel great having our own solar electric system which gives up independence from PG&E and dependence on the sun which will forever shine. Hopefully our neighbors will join us so eventually we can create national and local autonomy from big business and wars over energy.

S and E Kingore, El Sobrante, CA

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