The Electric Vehicle Revolution will be Powered by Solar Energy
With the recent popularity and viability of electric only and plugin vehicles more attention has been paid to where and how the required electricity will be generated. Using dirty coal or natural gas ( when I say dirty, I am referring to CO2 as a by product of combustion) to power your electric car is not at all step in the right direction. What makes the most sense is to combine solar pv technology with energy storage and charging equipment to make a clean transportation system solution.
Here is the latest news of two companies with this same line of thought.
eMotorWerks, a leading manufacturer of intelligent and connected Smart[Grid] charging solutions for electric vehicles, announced a partnership with Slingshot Power, a provider of highly efficient solar solutions, to offer a unique solar package that delivers the most advanced residential charging solution at an attractive bundled price to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of charging electric vehicles.
Customers contracting with Slingshot Power will receive a free JuiceBox™ Pro 40, the most advanced residential charging station available today. In addition to providing an unparalleled set of driver features via its JuiceBox Smartphone App, JuiceBox Pro 40 makes EV charging cleaner and more efficient. Its advanced time-of-use functionality and ability to react to electric grid conditions allows EV drivers to minimize adverse impact on the grid while maximizing the use of clean energy to recharge their cars.
We are extremely excited about this new partnership with Slingshot Power. Founder Valery Miftakhov noted;
We’ve succeeded in developing the most advanced energy-efficient charging solutions for electric vehicle drivers and now also offer them the best solar solution. Our bundled solar combined with the JuiceBox solution is a real win-win for eMotorWerks and Slingshot’s customers.
As with all Slingshot Power products and services, this bundle comes with affordable financing options, including payment programs with little to no upfront cost. Additionally, recent studies in California indicate that home buyers are willing to pay more for homes with solar photovoltaic systems.
Electric vehicle sales are increasing steadily across the nation and in the California Bay Area plug-in car sales account for nearly 10% of new vehicle car sales, making a clean, efficient solar and electric vehicle charging combination a sound investment for today and the future.
“We offer the most advanced and efficient solar charging solutions; collaborating with eMotorWerks kicks it up a notch and makes the most sense for our customers,” said Ravi Chiruvolu, CEO of Slingshot Power.
eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the EV charging market with its JuiceBox Smart[Grid] EV charging solutions. JuiceBox maximizes charging efficiency & speed while providing EV owners the intuitive control and visibility that traditional EV chargers lack. JuiceBox is also fully Smart[Grid] enabled. By shifting when and how much electricity the JuiceBox network draws from the grid, eMotorWerks helps utilities and grid operators reduce electricity costs, ease grid congestion, absorb excess solar and wind power, and provide rapid response to unforeseen grid events. For more information on eMotorWerks, visit www.emotorwerks.com
About Slingshot Power
Slingshot Power is on a mission to lead the Clean Energy Revolution. Now is the time to take down the Energy Goliaths and put the power back in your hands. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA with partners and agents throughout the world, Slingshot offers the best in class solar systems, EV charging stations and LED lighting. For more information on Slingshot Power, visit www.slingshotpower.com.
ST Staff Writers
This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.