Can I Charge An Electric Vehicle with Solar Panels?

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Can you charge an electric vehicle with solar panels? Absolutely! Solar panels are one of the best options available for electric vehicle owners. Solar panels provide abundant, clean electricity that can not only charge your car but also power your house.

The decision to go solar could be a huge one. There are many reasons to purchase solar panels. We could talk about your carbon footprint or the impact on your budget due to rising electricity prices. 

It’s important to consider the additional energy required to charge your electric vehicle each year. This will ensure that you have enough energy to power your home as well as your EV. Talk to an ESD Solar specialist to learn more.

How Many Solar Panels Are Needed to Charge a Tesla?

To charge a Tesla, it takes around 10 solar panels. Other factors, like a model, energy consumption, panel efficiency, and so on, also play a role. To determine how much additional energy you will need, you’ll need to have a method.

The DOE also offers another excellent tool to compare all EVs in the U.S. market. The EVs will be rated based on how much kwh it takes to drive 100 miles (kWh/100). This number will allow you to calculate the amount of extra energy your solar panels will produce each year.

The following factors will affect how many solar panels are needed to generate enough energy, as mentioned previously:

  • Your solar panel system’s size
  • Your solar panels’ efficiency
  • How much energy does your home uses
  • The kind of EV you currently have

These variables are only a small part of the equation. To get a more precise estimate, call ESD Solar.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD Solar offers knowledgeable and efficient solar companies in Florida! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!

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