If you’re contemplating purchasing or already have an Electric Vehicle (EV) then here at E-Smart Solar, we can help you with the installation of your EV charging station.

We offer seamless electrical and solar expertise integration to provide top-notch integrated solar & EV solutions tailored to your specific needs.


Solar-powered EV charging

the E-Smart advantages

While you can’t put solar panels directly onto your car yet, the good news is that you can have your EV solar-powered through our expert services.

For residents in the Penrith, Hawksbury, and the Blue Mountains, regions harnessing solar energy for your EV becomes a smart way to save on your electricity bill and transport costs.

For those with rooftop solar panels already installed and if you’re exporting surplus solar energy back to the grid, it makes perfect sense to redirect this power to charge your EV sustainably.

EV Chargers

At E-Smart Solar

we can help you choose the right charging stations for your needs. We have different brands and prices to suit your budget.

We have already installed many hundred EV chargers for EV drivers in the local Mountains and beyond region. Those customers wish to have an alternative charging option to the local shopping center.

Especially in the Penrith area the demand for EV charging solutions has increased over the past 2 years with EV-powered vehicles now making up more than 10% of the local vehicle fleet.

Over time most of us will become EV owners and drivers, learning how to handle charging cables and calculating charging times. We need to learn about the charging options for electric cars. These options include single phase, 3 phase, charger class 1, 2, or 3, and other related terms.


So regarding all this new technical charging equipment information, we can help. We can also give you a wide range of EV tips and advice to maximise your savings. For example, should the solar power come into the charging station directly from the solar array or via a home storage battery setup?

If your car can be charged during daylight hours then we can connect a charger directly to your solar system and then send the surplus solar energy directly into your EV car instead of exporting it to the grid.

We employ staff that are dedicated EV charger installers and pride ourselves on being one of the most experienced EV charging companies in the region from Penrith to the Blue Mountains.

If on the other hand, you seek to charge the car mainly at night then a home storage battery like the Tesla Powerwall 2 offers an excellent solution. This charging effort can then be so extensive that you will need minimal use of public charging stations.


Calculating your solar power needs for EV charging

Australian car owners, on average, drive 37 km with their cars each day. With a standard EV travelling approximately 6.5 km on 1 kWh of battery charge, you’d would need around 5.6 kWh daily to charge your electric car using solar panels.

If you now want a little reserve capacity to let’s say 65 km driving per day, then per car one would look at 10kWh of power per day. If one looks at 2 vehicles one would then look at 20 kWh of spare solar power daily.

If you then allow another 20 kWh of electricity for the family home’s daily consumption we would need a solar system that can generate on average about 40 kWh per day. This means a system in the range of 8 to 10kW would be the correct size for this specific example.

In general, the time it takes to charge your EV batteries with solar power via an electric vehicle charger depends on several factors such as:

  • The size of your solar power system and your household’s typical energy usage;
  • Your EV’s make and model, along with its battery size;
  • Your daily driving distance.

So as you can see our detailed expertise will assist you in getting a best-of-class personalised solution.


Benefits of solar-powering your EV with E-Smart

When one considers that most households spend nowadays over $2000 per year per car on petrol, if this cost is covered by your solar system over 10 years, there is already a $10,000 saving. Then of course an average family-sized solar system can further save at least $2000 per annum on electricity bills, so The ROI of a solar, battery, and EV charging system can sit in many cases at 5 years,

Even if you haven’t yet invested in solar power, significant savings can still be realised by charging your EV intelligently from the grid using a smart charger and optimising energy consumption during the most cost-effective lower-cost electricity tariff times.

E-Smart Solar is the local EV charging station installation expert in the wider Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains region

bringing a wealth of experience. Our past customers have given us many positive reviews and we pride ourselves on effective after-sales service.

Choosing E-Smart for your solar-powered EV needs means accessing sustainable solutions and contributing to a more sustainable future of our special local environment.

You can still charge your EV at home and even if you don’t have solar panels we can find a way to make it economically. You can use a smart charger to optimise energy consumption during the most cost-effective times, as in most cases you can opt to choose a time-of-use tariff from your energy retailers. We can discuss the options with you in a face-to-face consultation.

The cost of charging an EV with solar power depends on the size of your solar system, your electricity rates, and your driving habits. In general, you can expect to save between $0.35 and 0.45 per kWh when charging your EV with solar power compared to charging it from the grid.

If you use 10kWh a day in electricity for your EV over a year you could look at savings of over $1,500. The more you drive and the bigger your solar system, the bigger the savings. This explanation assumes you charge your EV always from your home solar system.

Many benefits to solar-powered EV charging include:

  • Reduced environmental impact: Solar power is a renewable energy source, so charging your EV with solar power helps to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Cost savings: Solar power is cheaper than electricity from the grid, so you can save money on your energy bills and your past fuel bills by charging your EV with solar power.
  • Independence from the grid: Solar power provides you with your source of electricity, so you are less reliant on the grid, especially if you have installed a battery with backup power.
  • Reduced reliance on fossil fuels: By using solar power to charge your EV, you are significantly reducing the use of fossil fuels.

Start by talking to E-Smart Solar about your needs. We can assess your roof and determine the size of the solar system you need to run your home on solar and charge your EV. We can also help you with issues of financing for your solar system.

Once you have your solar system installed, you can start charging your EV with solar power. You can use a smart charger to optimise energy consumption, or you can simply plug your EV in and let it charge overnight from your battery.