Environmental friendliness is still the main motive for the purchase of an electric car. Therefore, more and more users are focusing on charging their vehicles with green energy - for example with free and climate-friendly solar power. The combination of PV systems and electric mobility also plays a major role for SOLARWATT customers: In a recent survey, two thirds of users of the SOLARWATT energy management system stated they were interested in an electric vehicle charging station or were already planning to purchase one. This puts them at the forefront of sector coupling.
SOLARWATT’s CEO Detlef Neuhaus: "Owners of photovoltaic systems are already aware of the possibilities of combining the energy and transport worlds. E-cars charged with green solar power are not only more environmentally friendly on the road, they also place significantly less strain on the power grid. Furthermore, the lower costs involved in recharging electric vehicles this way also make electric cars far more economically attractive. This is an important argument in view of the current discussion about costs in the field of electric mobility".
Photovoltaics, in particular, will play an important role for electro mobility, as solar systems will increasingly generate the electricity needed to power electric vehicles in the future. In a recent study, the Fraunhofer Institute ISE even describes photovoltaics as a "game changer in the global energy system", with particular significance for the transport sector.