Installing an EV charging station on your Western Massachusetts property allows you to charge your electric vehicle at home or at your office without having to spend time and money utilizing public charging stations. Current Energy, located in Greenfield, MA offers EV charging station installation services in conjunction with solar installation in communities throughout the Pioneer Valley. EV charging stations enable clients to charge their electric vehicles at the time of day (or night) that is most convenient for them with solar energy.
Types of EV Charging Stations
Current Energy offers Level 2 single or three-phase EV chargers from SolarEdge and SPAN, for our clients in communities in the Pioneer Valley.
SolarEdge’s product is the world’s first system to combine a solar inverter with an EV charger, allowing clients to charge their vehicle using solar energy to maximize their savings. The charging system is also 25% faster than a standard Level 2 charger, charging the vehicle at 30 miles per hour. It also utilizes 40% less energy than a standard EV charger.
The SPAN Drive EV charger integrates with the SPAN Panel and offers 11 kilowatts of power. It is compatible with all electric vehicles, including Tesla, and it adds up to 41 miles of range per hour of charging.
Current Energy is also equipped to handle Vehicle to Home and Vehicle to Grid charging in both residential and commercial spaces.
For three-phase applications, our licensed electrical contractors and NABCEP accredited PV installation professionals design chargers that match the unique needs of the site to ensure that the infrastructure can support that level of power.
Benefits of Combining EV Charging with Solar
By pairing EV charging with a solar installation, you can charge your electric vehicle at no cost, aside from the initial installation fee. Charging your vehicle on your own solar-generated electricity essentially eliminates the driving cost. Plus, if you install battery storage for your solar energy, you can even charge your vehicle using solar at night and during cloudy weather.
For home and business owners in Western Massachusetts (Western MA), this is particularly beneficial. Western MA is actively transitioning towards sustainable and electric-powered transportation options, making EV charging infrastructure an essential part of the region’s future. Planning for EV charging with your solar design not only helps you save on transportation costs but also contributes to the region’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy solutions, aligning with the sustainable goals of Western MA.
Even if you do not have an electric vehicle yet, you should consider planning for EV charging with your solar design to best prepare for an electric future.
Go Green and Save with Solar EV Charging
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer a variety of Level 2 EV chargers from SolarEdge and SPAN.
EV charging stations allow you to charge your electric vehicle at your home or work, which can reduce or even eliminate your need to utilize expensive public charging stations. Additionally, many states offer financial incentives for EV charging station installation, such as tax credits or rebates. The miles per kilowatt hour (m/kWh) for charging an electric vehicle is similar to miles per gallon of gasoline or diesel. Driving economy is greatly impacted by the type and amount of driving done. Like with gasoline, the m/kWh decreases with high-speed highway travel. A typical EV gets 3 m/kWh. If you drive 12,000 miles a year, you could expect to consume 4,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. The current rate is about $.27 per kilowatt hour, so the cost would be about $1,080 per year.
We are a licensed electrical contractor in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Our installation professionals are NABCEP accredited.
The length of the installation process can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. We will provide a detailed timeline at the time of consultation, and we will work closely with you to minimize any disruptions to your daily routine.
Our charging stations are compatible with most electric vehicles on the market. However, we recommend checking with your specific vehicle’s manufacturer to ensure compatibility before installation.
Yes, EV Charging station installation can increase the value of your property, as it can be seen as a desirable feature to potential buyers.
The installation process might require some changes to your property, depending on accessibility and location of charger.
EV charging stations require very little maintenance. They are designed to be durable and weather-resistant, and they will continue to function for many years with minimal upkeep. However, it’s important to have regular check-ups to ensure that all the equipment is working properly.
Yes, all of our EV charging stations come with a warranty, covering both the equipment and the installation. We will provide more information on the specific warranty terms at the time of consultation.
Yes, many states and local governments offer financial incentives for EV charging station installation. We will provide more information on the specific incentives available in your area at the time of consultation.
Eliminate your "fuel" cost!
Solar EV charging eliminates your EV’s “fuel” cost and allows you to mitigate your environmental footprint. Contact Current Energy today to learn more about how we can incorporate EV charging into your solar design.