Even greener, cheaper, and smarter charging
ev.energy’s Solar Smart system calculates the best time to charge your vehicle based on your electricity tariff and your solar panel output, as well as when greener electricity is available from your supplier.
Solar Smart uses a highly accurate solar irradiation forecasting algorithm to optimise your charge for when it's cheapest and greenest, considering: your tariff, the carbon forecast, and your solar panel output. The algorithm predicts how much power your solar panels are producing and then schedules your charging accordingly. See "How does Solar Smart Charging calculate the best time to charge?"
Solar Smart is a software-only solution. 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.
Saving money with Solar Smart
Solar Smart is designed to charge greener and save you money. However, please note that we need to know which electricity tariff you're on in order to save you money reliably, especially if you're on a variable tariff. So make sure you have indicated your tariff details in the Energy Supply settings before you turn Solar Smart on.
You can turn off Solar Smart at any time on the Smart tab. You can also hit the Boost button to temporarily override our charging schedules.