Our solar smart charging Beta product is a software-only solution, but it can be enhanced with solar hardware integrations. Using a software-based approach means that users do not need to have any specific hardware. It also means that we can make it available to all our users irrespective of their location.

For those of you that do want an integrated hardware solution,

 our charging partner, Indra has a solar matching feature with which our app is fully compatible. 

It takes smart charging one step further. It optimises your charge for when it's cheapest and greenest, considering: your tariff, the carbon forecast, and a highly accurate solar forecasting algorithm. The algorithm predicts how much power your solar panels are producing and then schedules your charging accordingly.

Because this is a Beta stage feature, there won't be any noticeable changes to the app's display if you're solar smart charging. However the cost of charging will be adjusted if you charge using your solar array.

As this is still in the Beta phase please be aware that some things may not work as expected the first time around. It's possible that on occasion there may be issues with charging data and prices. If you come across anything out of the ordinary or unexpected please get in touch with us.

To turn off smart charging, visit settings in the app. Or hit the Boost button to temporarily override our charging schedules. 

Soon we’ll be releasing more fine-tuned controls. This means you'll be able to tweak your solar smart charging settings. But for now, if you want to leave the solar smart charging Beta, e-mail support and we’ll make it happen.

If you're interested in reading more about our solar smart charging Beta trial you can do so here.