With growing government support, greater availability of vehicles, and increasing consumer demand, the electric car market is proliferating. As consumers continue to shift from internal combustion engines to EVs, there’s a need for innovative strategies to provide sustainable electricity sources to fuel those vehicles. That’s where solar power comes into play.
Solar power in the United States has also grown substantially in recent years. According to the US Solar Market Insight 2020 report, the country’s solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 GW of capacity in 2020. The United States solar power capacity is expected to quadruple over the next 10 years.
Solar power is more affordable, accessible, and prevalent in the US than ever before. The apparent growth in solar capacity presents an opportunity to integrate the EV charging process with residential solar. Solar energy is here to stay, and we better take advantage of it in every possible way to minimize our greenhouse emissions and protect the planet.
Switching to an EV is good for the planet, but why stop there? You can have a free, sustainable fuel source for your EV in the form of a solar charging station in your home.