As solar panels become more and more popular, homeowners across the country are becoming curious as to how else solar panels and solar energy can be used. We know that it’s a cleaner alternative to harmful fossil fuels that make it environmentally friendly as well as economically advantageous. They have been proven to lower environmental impact and financial burdens for both residential and commercial properties, but what else can they do for us?
Can Solar Panels Charge Your Electric Car?
The answer is yes you can charge your electric car with solar panels. Solar panels will be able to charge the vehicle in the same way that they charge the rest of the appliances in your home. In fact, even a small 10-panel array can generate enough power to charge your car.
The benefits of choosing the solar route are that:
You won’t be tied to your power company
Solar power generates renewable energy
Over time, solar is a fraction of the cost of conventional methods
Solar panels can charge your electric cars easily, and the technology is available today for you to have emissions-free transportation.
How Does it Work?
If you are going to be charging your car with energy that your home is already generating, then it is essential to make sure you take that into account when installing solar panels on your home. You need to make sure that you’re generating enough energy to power your home and your car as well.
How Are Solar Panels Maintained?
Solar panels are easy to maintain because they have no moving parts or intricate connections. To get the most out of your solar panels clean them regularly to avoid dust and dirt build up. Simple soap, water, and a sponge are all you need!
How Much Will Solar Panels Cost?
The cost associated with installing a solar energy system will vary according to the installation, no two installations are the same, and while the initial cost of solar panels installation is high, you’ll make most, if not all, of the money back after a few years. Additionally, the federal government and many state governments offer financing programs to help homeowners with the initial costs.
For all of your solar energy questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Energy Concepts. Visit our website or give our office a call to learn more about solar energy and what it can do for you.