Did you know?
A typical person will drive their Electric Vehicle (EV) 10,000 miles in a year. To fully charge an EV each day would require six panels and the solar investment would pay for itself in about 4 years. Converting the sun’s energy directly into driving miles is pretty awesome!
Got an Electric Vehicle? Here’s why you need solar…
If you’ve driven a gas-powered car for any number of years, your wallet is well aware of the rollercoaster of gas prices.
Some years it’s cheap, other times it’ll jump a whole dollar per gallon overnight.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get free gas? Maybe if you owned a gas station you could swing it… but that’s pretty unlikely.
One way is to get an Electric Vehicle
Why drive around polluting the air when you could drive clean and green with an EV?
Many people get cars made by Tesla, Nissan and Toyota to break their dependence on gas.
But the fact is, you still have to pay for the electricity you’re using to charge your EV.
The average EV owner drives about 10,000 miles a year. To charge your car for all that driving, you’ll need quite a bit of electricity and that electricity has to come from somewhere.
You can charge it using the electrical grid, but some of the electricity is still generated burning fossil fuel and hence contributing to climate change.
Power your car with sunlight
Maybe you’ve heard about the big ball of fire in the sky.
The sun is as close to a free gas station as it gets — if you’ve got the right equipment to capture its energy.
That’s where solar comes in.
With solar, you can drive your car for free
All you need is a few panels on your roof and you’ll be charging your car with sunlight.
How many panels would you need?
From our data, you could fully charge your EV with only six solar panels.
But doesn’t solar cost a lot of money?
It doesn’t. Prices are the lowest they’ve ever been and electricity rates, especially with wildfires, are going up at over 6% per year!
You’re paying for electricity every month, why not buy it from yourself at half the cost while simultaneously increasing the value of your house.
If you have solar on your home, you own a value-producing asset.
The electricity you produce will not only power your car, but any excess will also be sold back to the grid.
Because solar produces valuable electricity, that means it will pay for itself in short order.
How long does it take for solar to pay for itself?
With only 6 panels and the current cost of electricity (which continues to climb) you’ll recoup your investment after only 4 years.
After that, you’re truly driving for free.
That’s why getting solar is a no-brainer if you own an EV.
Once you’ve got solar installed, you’ll be powering your car with the big ball of fire in the sky.
That’s about as close to free gas as you can get.