Onsite Renewable Integration

Electric Vehicle Charge Points can be integrated with existing or new on-site Renewable Generation. 

 

Solar Power Generation

Solar Generated Power can be used to charge vehicles directly during the day time. Dependant on the size of the solar array and site usage, it could be coupled with additional on-site battery storage which could be used to power the facility or charge vehicles in the night time.

If the solar array is owned by the business, using any surplus generated power to power vehicles could add further savings over grid purchased power or potential export payment rates. Alternatively, if the solar array is owned by a 3rd party company, the Landlord usually has an attractive rate of Power purchase which would also create large savings over grid purchased power.

This would make the calculations for running electric vehicles even more attractive than they already are! A typical electric car cost c. 3 pence per mile for fuel compared to c.7 pence per mile for a standard petrol/diesel car (Based on 14p per kW power purchase and £1.11 petrol/diesel purchase). If you consider using renewable generated power at an export rate of 5p per kWh then this would reduce the cost of fuel for an electric car to c.1.5p per mile (Using information from Go Ultra Low).

 

Wind Power Generation

Wind Generated Power can be used to charge vehicles directly during times of generation. Dependant on the size of the wind turbine and site usage, it could be coupled with additional on-site battery storage which could be used to power the facility or charge vehicles in times of non-generation.

If the wind turbine is owned by the business, using any surplus generated power to power vehicles could add further savings over grid purchased power or potential export payment rates. Alternatively, if the wind turbine is owned by a 3rd party company, the Landlord usually has an attractive rate of Power Purchase which would also create large savings over grid purchased power.

This would make the calculations for running electric vehicles even more attractive than they already are!A typical electric car cost c. 3 pence per mile for fuel compared to c.7 pence per mile for a standard petrol/diesel car (Based on 14p per kW power purchase and £1.11 petrol/diesel purchase). If you consider using renewable generated power at an export rate of 5p per kWh then this would reduce the cost of fuel for an electric car to c.1.5p per mile (Using information from Go Ultra Low).

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