Smart charging provider ev.energy is linking with Maxeon Solar Technologies to power EV chargers with home-generated solar electricity.
The UK partner has committed to use Singapore-based Maxeon’ SunPower One system to deliver more sustainable and cost-effective way through roof-top solar. With ev.energy’s SOLAR solution, EV drivers can use their excess Solar power to charge their vehicles at home, or use the combination of excess rooftop juice plus grid energy, whichever option delivers best value.
“We are thrilled to partner with Maxeon Solar Technologies to bring our advanced EV smart charging solutions to customers worldwide”, said Aaron Sweet, ev.energy’s head of home charging. “This partnership marks a game-changer in driving EVs in a net zero way by enabling the charging of EVs with renewable energy. It represents a significant step forward in our collective efforts to create a sustainable future for transportation.”
By summer 2023, users will be able to seamlessly access the app using their Maxeon Solar Technologies credentials, integrating smart charging and solar capabilities in a user-friendly interface.
Maxeon’s chief product officer Ralf Elias commented: “Partnering with a category leader like ev.energy moves us another step closer to democratising clean energy. We’re excited to empower our customers to take their solar energy on the road with them through ev.energy’s technology. We look forward to building more valuable features in the future together.”
The collaboration will also focus on carbon intensity and tariff optimisation, enabling customers to make eco-friendly choices and reduce their energy costs.
In future the firms intend co-developing battery storage and roaming products, allowing charging across different networks.