Solar for Cars
HES offers solar charging stations for EVs such as Nissan Leafs, Teslas, Electric Smart Cars and MIEVS. Our solar charging systems use the output from a solar array to provide electricity tor home or business AC loads, and can be sized to match the expected power needs of the EV. For example, each kilowatt of PV panels installed will provide 5000km of range in a Nissan Leaf or 4600km in a Tesla Model S.
Our solar charging stations are designed to offset the total amount of electricity used by the charging station over the course of a year, resulting in a net zero energy cost for driving the electric vehicle. If the vehicle is charged at night, Net Metering allows all of the solar energy to be "stored" by the utility so nothing is wasted. Excess solar energy not used creates a credit with your utility which you can use in the evening. MicroBLOX kits are ideal for this because of their simplicity and flexibility. All you have to do is install the required number of kits to cover your annual driving range.
MicroBlox kits are completely self contained AC solar modules. Buy one or ten, start small and build big, these plug and play kits allow for easy system Installation and expansion. And if your roof space is limited, or has dormers and valleys, or has slopes facing in different directions MicroBlox kits maximize your solar production. Learn more →
Most Canadians can Net Meter, where the utility gives you credit for any electricity you didn't use and exported to the street. Nothing is wasted – you are simply putting power through your meter and creating credit you can use later.
Custom Solar Charge Stations
HES offers turn-key solar charge stations for electric vehicles. These include solar carports and commercial, multi-vehicle charge stations. Contact us for more information.
Solar & Electric Cars - It's Natural!
To learn more about how solar can be used to fuel your electric car, download our Solar-EV primer. Then call us to talk about your specific application.
Victoria Leaf Club
The joy of driving electrically is catching hold. Victoria Leaf Club members experience that joy every day. We’re on the road to going carbon free. Why not travel with us?