EV Charging

EV Technology & Incentives in Santa Clartia

If you have an EV or are planning on purchasing one soon, let us help you plan your solar installation for its use. We can tell you what to expect with your EV charging and we’ll help you size your system based on your driving habits and the model of car. A hardwired high output Level 2 charger can be installed in your garage or carport as part of your solar system. Make this investment now so you are ready for the future.

Tax credits are based on the battery size and go up to $7,500 for customers who purchase an Electric Vehicle, but they won’t last forever. Utilities and automobile manufacturers are also offering incentives for choosing their models. More and more manufacturers are introducing EVs, so there is no limit of choices on the market! Another benefit is adding charging will also increase the value of your home. A win all around!

How It Works

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. When you drive an EV you’ll want the convenience and cost savings of charging at home. While public charges (Level 3) are faster than typical home chargers, finding one, planning the timing, and waiting while your car charges is not ideal. Energy Plus Solar can install a Level 2 charger in as little as 5 days — giving you the ultimate convenience of charging on your schedule.

What are the Benefits of an At-Home EV Charger?

Having an at-home electric vehicle charger offers several benefits:

  1. Convenience: One of the primary advantages is the convenience of charging your EV at home. You can plug in your vehicle overnight and wake up to a fully charged battery, eliminating the need to visit public charging stations.

  2. Time Savings: Charging at home saves time compared to waiting at public charging stations. You can easily integrate charging into your daily routine without dedicating additional time to refuel.

  3. Cost Savings: In many cases, home charging is more cost-effective than using public charging stations. Additionally, some utility companies offer special rates or discounts for EV owners who charge at home during off-peak hours.

  4. Customization: With a home charger, you can choose the charging equipment that best suits your needs. This includes faster chargers for quicker refueling and smart chargers that allow you to schedule charging times and monitor energy usage.

  5. Availability: Home charging is always available, providing a reliable source for keeping your EV charged. You don't have to worry about the availability of charging stations or face potential queues at public charging points.

  6. Increased Range Confidence: Knowing that you have a reliable and easily accessible charging point at home can contribute to increased confidence in the range of your EV. This may alleviate concerns about running out of battery power during daily activities.

  7. Reduced Environmental Impact: Charging at home may allow you to take advantage of renewable energy sources, such as solar power. This can further reduce the environmental impact of your EV by using clean and sustainable energy for charging.

  8. Emergency Preparedness: In the event of an emergency or unexpected need to travel, having a home charger ensures that your EV is always ready for use.

It's important to note that the benefits may vary depending on individual circumstances, such as the availability of charging infrastructure, electricity rates, and personal preferences.

eV Charging QUestions?

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Cervus Solar and Construction delivers efficient project timelines — because when you buy something, you want it now. And we involve you formally in the project at important milestones, ensuring that you get the system you want. Our team is able to install your Level 2 charger in just a few days! Don’t wait for the trickle, power up your home charging!

  • What's the cost?
    Depends on type of installation, where the charger will be installed, if an MSP upgrade is needed. Our team of dedicated solar consultants are here to help you with a custom quote.
  • Can my charger be installed outside?
    Yes, most residential EV chargers are water and dust resistant and designed to be installed and work outdoors.
  • Who does the permitting?
    Cervus Solar handles everything from installation to permitting so you have nothing to worry about. Our team are experts in all things solar + EV.
  • What if I need an MSP upgrade?
    Cervus will take care of everything from permitting to installation with our in-house professional installers and licensed electricians. To get started on your custom charger quote please contact us here.

Understanding Charging

Level 1 (trickle) charging typically takes 15 hours to fully charge an EV. That means that owners may need to charge during peak usage times or feel compelled to ‘top off’ using public charging stations to avoid range anxiety — expensive alternatives! But what if you could get a Level 2 charger installed at no charge when we install solar for your home?

Level 1 Chargers

These typically come with your car and are able to be used with your home electric outlets. 

Pros

  • Easily adaptable, use with a standard 110 outlet.
  • Easy to transport to allow remote charging.

Cons

  • Typical charging time for full charge is 15 hours.
  • Most basic charge system with no interface.
  • No ability to select charge cycle to avoid top peak usage.

Power Up Your Home Charging

Level 2 Chargers

The charging time is reduced by more than 60% and allows owners to charge at the speed of a public charger conveniently at your own home.   

Pros

  • Quality chargers will fully charge an EV in 3 – 4 hours.
  • Plug in models can share an outlet with a range or dryer.
  • Most have mobile apps to monitor or configuration charging.
  • Ownership yields lower cost of charging versus public charging station.
  • Peace of mind allowing EV owners to maintain full capacity for the most range.

Cons

  • Increased energy demand on your home.
  • Require a 240v electrical outlet or hardwired, plus a dedicated, dual-pole breaker.
  • Expense for installation – Licensed electrician needed to install new outlet or hardwiring.
  • If demand charges are in place, the higher current draw may increase energy costs.
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Level 2 Charging in as Little as 5 Days!

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more common, Cervus Solar and Construction assists owners by installing Level 2 chargers in as few as 5 days, giving you the convenience of charging faster at home. Coupled with a solar electric system, your EV can be powered with the sustainable energy of the sun, making it an even more environmentally sound choice. Contact us to get started and see how you can maximize your solar + electrical vehicle charging with California’s most trusted solar company for over 25 years.

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