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Home Solar Installer To Sell Electric Car Charging


In a move to capture customers who want to curb their residential solar company has begun installing home car charging stations along rooftop photovoltaic arrays.

The idea: Homeowners can make electric ride even by charging their car batteries greenhouse gas-free solar That ramps up the return on in a rooftop photovoltaic system that it lowers the cost of an electric car.

“If you just take Northern to simply use electricity instead of it’s about half the of gasoline,” Lyndon Rive, chief executive, said in an “To use solar instead of electricity, about half the electricity

SolarCity estimates that San residents, for instance, spend on $230 a month on gasoline if gas is a gallon. Going electric the cost to $107 if the car is charged the grid. Powering the vehicle solar energy from a lowers the monthly bill to according to the company’s calculations.

Of course, this is all good for business. If a homeowner has an electric car or to get one, they’ll need a and more expensive rooftop array to match the increased consumption.

And Rive is betting people who buy or lease electric will take a second at solar to lower their costs, particularly given the of leases that allow to avoid the steep upfront of installing a photovoltaic system by a monthly fee over 10 or 20 years.

“We think the adoption of electric will spawn the growth of said Rive.

SolarCity is 240-volt Level II chargers ClipperCreek that will most electric cars on the market or set to go on sale in the coming Such devices can charge a car in eight hours, depending on the

The cost of the charger and installation for a who also leases or buys a system will be about If a customer just wants the station the cost will be $1,750, depending on complexity of the

SolarCity will sell and the chargers in Washington, D.C. and the 11 in which the company operates.

isn’t SolarCity’s first into electric car charging In 2009 the company collaborated Tesla Motors to install fast-chargers near an interstate along California’s central And last year, SolarCity and won a California government grant to storing electricity generated by rooftop solar arrays in car .

And in another sign that charging stations are starting to go home improvement giant last week said it begin selling General ‘s WattStation for $1,000 with a separate charge.

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