Date: 27th September 2023

Can solar panels charge a car?

Yes, solar panels can charge a car. In fact, they are a great way to power your electric vehicle (EV) sustainably and save money on your energy bills.

To charge your car with solar panels, you will need to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your home. This system will convert sunlight into electricity, which can then be used to charge your car battery.

The amount of solar panels you need to charge your car will depend on the size of your car's battery and the amount of sunlight your home receives. In general, you will need around 10 solar panels to charge an average-sized EV battery.

There are a large range of EV charging point manufacturers to choose from however a small number have specialised in including optimised charging when solar generation is at its highest.

Once you have installed a solar PV system and an EV charging point, you can start charging your car with solar energy. To do this, simply plug your car into the solar charger. The charger will start charging your car battery using the electricity generated by your solar panels.

It is important to note that solar panels only generate electricity when the sun is shining. This means that you may need to charge your car overnight using grid electricity, especially if you drive long distances. However, if you have a large enough solar PV system, you may be able to charge your car completely using solar energy.

Overall, solar panels are a great way to charge your electric car sustainably and save money on your energy bills. If you are considering buying an EV, we encourage you to look into installing a solar PV system on your home.

To get your FREE quote for solar panels and EV charging point installation contact Wil-lec Group here.

Gary Stafford Marketing Assistant