If possible, someone who sustainably renovates has every interest in loading their roof with solar panels.
For your everyday activities, they not only provide energy, you can also use them to fuel your heat pump.
Or: to get your car paid. A list of what you need to provide and do to link your solar panels to your electric car can be found below.
It will cost you no extra work to charge your electric car with your solar panels if you mount a mode 3 home charging point.
The charging point is connected to your power grid, which is supplied with energy automatically from your PV panels.
The Method of Charging
There was not much need for the first generation of electric cars: you simply just plugged the cable into the socket.
This is called loading mode 1. However, this approach was quickly discarded and even outlawed in some countries for security reasons.
Mode 2 charging works a little more sophisticated: you still directly connect the connector, but for safety, a box with a differential switch and current restriction is built into the cable.
This ensures that there is no risk of destroying the battery during the powering process.
Our household sockets, however, are not designed to withstand high current loads in the long run. That is why it is important to always restrict the charging current (10A), which guarantees a long charging period.
That is why a home charging point for the purchase of new electric cars is almost always offered today: mode 3 charging. This is often included in the vehicle price, and sometimes it costs extra.
The benefit of a charging point at your home is that you can charge quicker and, above all, safer (as opposed to a cable that you simply plug in).
The home charging point installation is performed by a specialist and typically goes through your car dealer.
You can always request a public charging station from Eandis. It is not possible to have a charging point at your house.
They will then put a public charging station as close to your neighborhood free of charge as possible.
You should park in the parking lot at the pole to charge your vehicle, not in your garage.
Unfortunately, at a home charging point, mode 4 charging or fast charging is not feasible: these types of charging points are not appropriate for a typical electrical installation because of the high cost price and high charging power.
They can only be found in public areas, for example at some gas stations.
Therefore, fast charging with electricity from your own solar panels is not feasible, but if you select a provider that provides this, you can easily charge with green electricity.
|Charging modes||What?||Battery charging time||Suitable for home?|
|Mode 1||Charging at a wall socket||6 to 10 hours||Not recommended, prohibited in some countries|
|Mode 2||Charging at wall socket with secured cable (ICCB)||6 to 10 hours||Yes|
|Mode 3||Charging via a home charging point (single-phase)||4 to 6 hours||Yes|
|Charging via Eandis charging point||1 to 2 hours||No|
|Fashion 4||Fast charging||The battery is 80% full in half an hour||No|
The cable for charging
The charging cable is usually often included if you purchase an electric car.
If you purchase it second-hand, be sure to verify if the cable was originally given by the previous owner.
Never do you know. You will receive a cable that you can plug straight into a standard socket or a cable that connects to your home charging point, depending on the charging system.
One is for charging and the other for fast charging if two cables are used.
The Panels of Solar
Obviously, you need solar panels first to charge your car with solar energy.
Since the home charging point is basically linked to your own electrical grid, in sunny weather, the electricity from your solar panels ends up at your charging point anyway.
If you charge at a public charging station, your supplier has to choose green electricity.
As it also makes your electrical installation heavier by adding a home charging point, it is mandatory to have your energy tested afterward. So you can be assured that it’s all in order.