My Solar Port launches home PV charger

My Solar Port will be launched across the UK this month, which is a solar panel sheltered port under which your electric vehicle can be parked and sustainably recharged.

The oak-framed car ports have a traditional style and integrated modern electric vehicle charger. All the electricity is generated using the solar panels fitted to the roof, and excess electricity can also be used to power household appliances.

The Herefordshire based company have designed the charging port to be a more aesthetic solution to electric vehicle charging, with the main benefit being that all electricity supplied to the car or bike will be 100% renewably sourced. Any modern battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle, such as the Toyota Prius Plug-in, can be charged using this unit.

While electric vehicles have the potential to reduce lifecycle emissions from road transport, a major concern is that most of the UK's electricity is produced by high-emission power stations. If renewable energy, such a solar powered electricity, is used then electric cars and bikes are able to offer almost a zero (fuel) life cycle impact in terms of CO2 and other emissions.

Bespoke sized units can be constructed depending on the users requirements, but on average My Solar Port say that feed-in tariffs will return an annual income of around £550. Based on an average sized unit, just over 3kW of power can be produced each year, amounting to roughly three quarters of the energy used in a 3 bedroom house.

The range is affordably priced and all installation is carried out by professional craftsmen and authorised MCS solar engineers.

"We are very passionate about sustainability and are delighted by the growth and interest in electric vehicles," says Director, Darren Morgan. "By offering traditional oak frames and bespoke designs, we provide a beautiful alternative, which is sympathetic to rural architecture, making a perfect solution for electric car owners across the UK."

My Solar Port

John Ironmonger

Author:John Ironmonger
Date Updated:9th Jan 2013

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