#1 EV Charging Station Installation Company

Astound Energy is dedicated to leaving the planet better and cleaner than how we found it! We love the way an EV charging station installation and solar power work so well together, giving drivers the option to power their cars on sunshine instead of traditional fossil fuels.

Why Get an EV Charging Station Installation?

When you plug your electric vehicle into the wall socket without solar, you are powering your car from the electrical grid. Depending on your utility, about 40% – 60% of grid power is still supplied by power plants fueled by fossil fuels and non-renewable energy. Does the idea of driving around a coal-powered car bother you? Then consider the alternative – power your car on sunshine!

An EV charging station installation lets you charge your electric vehicle with your own solar panels, offsetting the fossil fuel grid power 100%! Plus, you know that your vehicle truly leaves a carbon-neutral footprint on the environment.

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EV Charging Station Installation Benefits

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An electric car is more sustainable than a gas vehicle, but if you’re using power from the grid, you could just be transferring where and when those carbon emissions are being produced. Power plants often use polluting fuels to produce electricity, which you then use to charge your car. But you can enjoy clean energy from home to car by getting an EV charging station installation with your solar panel purchase. This allows you to let the sun power your life at home and on the road so you know doing your part for mother nature with each new mile you drive.

Types of EV Charging Station Installations

There are three levels of EV charging; Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. Level 3 is broken into DC Fast Charging and (Tesla) Supercharging. The higher the level of charging, the faster the charging process, as more power is delivered to the vehicle. It’s important to note that different EVs charge at different speeds on each level because each EV can accept different levels of power from the charger.

Level 1 Charging

Level 1 charging uses a common 120-volt household outlet. Every electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid can be charged on Level 1 by plugging the charging equipment into a regular wall outlet. Level 1 is the slowest way to charge an EV. It adds between 3 and 5 miles of range per hour.

Level 2 Charging

Level 2 charging equipment can be installed at home, at the workplace, as well as in public locations like shopping plazas, train stations, and other destinations. Level 2 charging can replenish between 12 and 80 miles of range per hour, depending on the power output of the charger.

Level 3 Charging

Level 3 charging is the fastest type of charging available and can recharge an EV at a rate of 3 to 20 miles of range per minute. Unlike Level 1 and Level 2 charging that uses alternating current (AC), Level 3 charging uses direct current (DC). The voltage is also much higher than Level 1 & 2 charging.

Tax Breaks & Incentives Save You Money

Due to a number of amazing solar power system incentives across the country, solar energy can actually turn you a profit in addition to generating bill savings that pay off the cost of the system. Take advantage of these awesome incentives now before they expire!

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) program offers you a tax credit worth 30% of the value of a solar power system installed through 2032! Plus, if the total value of the tax credit exceeds your tax liability for the given year, the excess value can be rolled over for up to 5 years! Take advantage of this very valuable incentive now!

Solar Renewable Energy Credits

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) programs that are offered at some state levels allow you to earn credits based on the energy production of your solar power system and you can then sell those earned credits on a secondary market for cash. There are also many states, municipalities and utility companies that offer tax credits, rebates, production-based credits, or cash payments!

Inflation Reduction Act

With the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Energy policy is now supercharged - not only putting us on a path to reduce carbon pollution by 40% by the end of the decade - but also making it even easier for families to benefit from adopting solar and energy storage. The law not only restores the Solar Investment Tax Credit to 30% immediately and extends it through 2032 but also created a new 30% Energy Storage Investment Tax Credit! Additionally the law creates a new $4.3 billion whole home energy efficiency program along with a $4.5 billion home electrification rebate program for many working and middle-class families!

Solar Power Projects

We take pride in every single project we do! From EV charging station installations to solar battery storage solutions, you can be sure you are getting the best solar products at the best price from the best solar company in the industry! Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at some of our completed projects and see why making the switch to solar power doesn’t stop with solar panels!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our EV charging station installations convert direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC), which is the form of electricity that both your home and electric vehicle use. If you already have a solar system you only need to purchase an electric vehicle charging station in order to route the power from your solar panels to your electric vehicle.

This depends on the range and capacity of your electric vehicle’s battery, as well as your home’s viability for solar panels. A typical homeowner driving 12,000 miles a year will need about 3,500 AC kWh a year of Electricity to charge their vehicle from home. Depending on the amount of sun your home receives and the solar panels used will determine how many solar panels will be needed.

In the United States, all EVs except for Tesla use the same connector for Level 1 and Level 2 charging. For Level 3 charging there are three standard connectors currently in use.

Most homes in the US can add a circuit for a Level 2 charger without the need to upgrade the service. A Level 2 charger needs a dedicated 240-volt circuit like that of an electric clothes dryer or electric kitchen range.

Every electric vehicle comes with a portable charger. Some are Level 1, some are Level 2 and others come with adapters that allow them to plug in and charge from both Level 1 and Level 2 outlets. Some units are all the owner will need to charge their EV, but others aren’t powerful enough and owners will want to buy a more powerful charger.

On average, Level 2 chargers cost between $250 and $1,000, depending on the power and features available. Installation typically ranges from $200 to $1,000 but can get into the thousands if you require a service upgrade to add the additional circuit needed.