The Smart Way to Power Your House and Vehicles Using Solar Energy

The Smart Way to Power Your House and Vehicles Using Solar Energy

Claudia and James Schmidt, proud parents of two, finally have the house of their dreams. They considered a photovoltaic system from the beginning of the design process. The family has a solid connection to the natural world, and James’s mother, a trained biologist and research assistant, are in charge of several protected areas.

However, the burden of putting together their own solar system was too much for the couple to bear. They had recently taken out a loan worth six figures.

The Smart Way to Power Your House and Vehicles Using Solar Energy

You kept returning to having a clean energy generator on your roof. As a family of four, you also receive frequent reminders of your own excessive use of limited resources.

To a large extent, you utilize these gadgets regularly. Beginning with a hot shower, appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, dryers, and even smartphones, tablets, and the like need to be charged regularly.

An increasing number of energy-hungry gadgets are added annually.

Furthermore, the bee burials were reminded of the potential logic of the idea with their own photovoltaic system with each electricity bill and the yearly increase in energy expenses.

Claudia and James decided to make another try at it. This time, rather than only considering the debt, we’ll look ahead to what may be.

They pondered how they may rearrange their routines in the following years to cut down on energy consumption, carbon output, and financial outlay.

The following phase is doing the action that reflects the admirable intention of setting a good example for one’s own children.

Buying an electric vehicle, for instance, may make sense.

Claudia and James told Solarwatt their goals and needs in an early discussion.

Consequently, we could go on to the following phase, which involved making actual blueprints and calculations.

During the financing period, James Schmidt says, “it was vital that we pay the same amount as we do for our power bill, but then actually save.”

We have no doubt that seven years from now, we will have recouped our initial investment and then some.

Previous misgivings about the bee graves did not just go despite the robust enthusiasm and clear aims. Of course, they still didn’t feel like doing the legwork in buying a solar system, such as applying for grants and working with authorities to get their system up and running.

Controlled use of energy resources

James and Claudia can better grasp how to improve their energy use thanks to Manager flex’s intelligent energy management and the clearly provided data from the Home app.

The fact that they need to fill up their hybrid considerably less frequently is just one more piece of evidence that they made the right choice.

The photovoltaic system achieves this result.

Meanwhile, Claudia and James have integrated their solar system into their daily lives and are incredibly excited about it.

They have every right to anticipate their own energy revolution with glee every day; the bee graves facility provides clean energy, heat, and mobility.

As a result, the system has to generate a lot, but it also saves a lot, as heating a home may account for as much as 70 per cent of the total energy bill.

🗹 The photovoltaic system provides the Schmidt’s with power, heat, and transportation.
🗹 Cleaner transportation is possible because of the hybrid vehicle’s connection to the system through a Keba charging station.
🗹 Self-sufficiency is increased because of the utilization of MyReserve storage.
🗹 Intuitive energy control is at your fingertips with manager flex and the home app.

Solar photovoltaic pricing for residential households

The Müller family recently purchased a VW ID.3 and resides in a detached house.

They would want to maximize their usage of the solar electricity provided by their photovoltaic system by charging their car from the panels there.

The Müller family erected a solar system, including a second meter and a solar manager, to enable solar energy usage.

The Müller now have a way to use their photovoltaic system to power their home, as well as a residential building and charging station.

A related use profile (of the electric vehicle and auxiliary consumers) is required to utilize as much of the generated PV power as feasible.

Excess PV electricity may be temporarily stored using appropriate technologies like power storage for later use.

The Müller family can meet 70% of their electric car’s energy needs using solar power, given their typical driving and charging habits.

Considering the VW ID.3’s average consumption is 20 kWh/100 km, and the average yearly mileage is 10,000 km, 2,000 kWh of energy would be needed.

With 1,400 kWh of solar electricity available, a distance of up to 7,000 kilometres may be travelled

without producing any emissions.

The possible yearly savings is over €350, assuming a maximum cost savings of 24 ct/kWh.

The electric vehicles at the illwerken in Voralberg are already being charged with solar energy produced on-site.

For this reason, a solar system with a 62 kW output has been set up. This solar system can produce up to 62,000 kWh of energy annually, enough to fully charge an electric car. The Mobility House’s ChargePilot is used at the Bregenz location to dynamically regulate 56 charging stations.

Distribution of charging power takes into dynamic consideration electricity produced by the solar system.

Solar energy is immediately sent to the EVs if it is made more than needed to power the parking lot. Also, illwerken customers may plug their EVs into the grid on cloudy days to top out their batteries with up to 75 kW.

Charge your electric car with your own solar panels and drive completely emission-free.

Charging your electric car with power generated by your solar (PV) system is profitable.

After all, a PV system may produce up to 1,000 kWh of power per year for every installed kWp (kilowatt peak).

This equates to 5,000 km of emission-free driving enjoyment per year for an average electric car 1. At the same time, the pocketbook appreciates this form of cost-effective pricing.

Self-consumption of PV power is becoming increasingly significant as feed-in tariffs decline and electricity bills rise.

Instead of selling the power you generate at a loss2, you should utilize or store as much as possible yourself.

Because you do not have to purchase expensive electricity from the power grid (electricity costs: 21 to 30 ct/kWh) or store your self-produced PV power in the power grid, the savings for each self-consumed kilowatt hour is already up to 24 ct.


In a business environment, charging your car of powering your household using self-generated power from a solar system is becoming increasingly appealing. Electric company fleets may also be charged using solar energy intelligently regulated and cost-effectively.

Joe Siregar

Hi! I'm a mini solar-powered globetrotter. Stressed, blessed, and coffee obsessed.