If you’re looking to maximise the value of the surplus energy generated by your PV system, diverting this to EV charging makes sense from both an economic and environmental perspective.
The government says it wants the UK to be the best place in the world to build and own an electric vehicle.
To support this, it needs the National Grid to be Smart, with a finely tuned set of tools available to balance demand and supply.
With this in mind, the government has announced that from July 2019, the grant of £500 per charge point available for home and workplace charge points will only be given to people installing Smart Chargers to charge their electric car.
What's a Smart Charger?
Many of our customers have installed an iBoost or Immersun or similar to divert excess solar PV into their hot water tank.
If you have an electric vehicle (EV), it makes sense to divert excess electricity into the EV battery. In fact if your hot water is heated by gas, oil or biomass, it makes more sense to charge the car than it does to charge the hot water tank.