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 the ideal scenario. 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.
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.
Plug vs. hardwiringUp to you – hardwiring typically allows for most amperage therefore fastest charging.
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.
What is Level 1 charging?Level 1 uses standard 120V outlets in your house and the plug provided with your EV to trickle charge your vehicle. Level 1 charges between 2 and 5 miles of range per hour. Full recharge times could take over 24 hours.
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.
- Easily adaptable, use with a standard 110 outlet.
- Easy to transport to allow remote charging.
- 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.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.