#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.
The number of public EV charging ports installed throughout the U.S.
The U.S. set a goal to have electic vehicles account for 50% of sales by 2030!
The number of plug-in electric vehicles sold since hitting the marketing in 2010!
EV Charging Station Installation Benefits
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.
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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!
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.