Largest residential solar and battery storage installer of US, Sunrun has released a new home electric vehicle (EV) charger.
Sunrun’s 40-amp Level 2 Home EV charger is compatible with all EV models. The charger also offers smart features that allow customers to configure charger settings and control charging.
Sunrun’s Home EV charger will be available next month in select California, New Jersey, and Vermont markets, and then it will be rolled out across the US by the end of the year as an optional add-on.
Sunrun customers will be able to bundle it together with a rooftop solar plus battery storage system.
Home EV charger can increase a home’s electricity usage by 50% or more per year, depending on how much driving and home charging the EV owner does.
With 80% of EV charging done at home, and utility prices rising across the US, homeowners who buy into rooftop solar will be able to charge their EVs with solar power while also reaping the benefits of cheaper, more predictable energy rates.
Mary Powell, chief executive officer of Sunrun, said, “There is a strong correlation between EV ownership and solar adoption. People want to charge their vehicles with a clean, reliable energy source that’s cheaper than what they’re used to paying. As we work with customers to understand their energy needs, our new Home EV charger, coupled with our ability to potentially upsize home solar systems to meet those needs, position us nicely to help them future-proof their homes and provide peace of mind.”
Sunrun is Ford’s recommended installer, and it’s also the biggest Tesla Powerwall certified installer.