Electric Vehicle Charge Points Powered by Solar

In 2020 we will be installing the first of six electric vehicle (EV) charge points at one of our existing solar arrays.  The plan is to add two more locations every six months until July 2021.  We will also research potential locations for EV charging ‘hubs’, where we can install new PV arrays.

We’ll be measuring charging usage to discover whether it will provide sufficient additional income to make community owned solar PV viable post Feed in Tariff (FIT).

The project is funded by Power to Change Next Generation Community Energy Programme.  Eleven community energy organisations across the country have won up to £100,000 to test and strengthen a range of post-subsidy community energy business models.

We’ll be sharing the results with the community energy sector to help them understand if and how EV charging can contribute to the financial model for renewables.

 

Do you own an EV?

Do you live in Brighton or near one of our other arrays across Sussex and own an electric vehicle (EV)? Would you prefer to charge your EV directly from the solar energy generated on site?

Drop me a line if you’d like to learn more kelly@brightonenergy.org.uk.