EVs and solar panels are like beer and peanuts—consuming one creates an appetite for the other.
Sunrun, a large (over 660,000 installations to date) US home solar energy provider, has recently announced partnerships with several companies in the EV space, including Ford, GM, and now charger manufacturer Enel X Way, a subsidiary of the Enel Group.
Enel X Way will supply smart Level 2 charging stations for Sunrun’s recently-launched charger offering. The new co-branded home EV chargers are designed to work seamlessly with Sunrun’s home solar solutions, using automated off-peak charging to deliver cost savings to EV owners.
The co-branded chargers are available today in select markets, including California, New Jersey and Vermont, and are expected to be available nationwide by the beginning of 2023. They will be sold as an optional add-on for bundling with a Sunrun home solar-plus-battery system.
“With one-third of Enel X Way EV charger owners using solar to power their homes, there’s no denying the strong correlation between solar adopters and EV owners,” said Chris Baker, Head of Enel X Way North America. “This partnership marks a pivotal convergence between two adjacent industries.”
“Home solar and EVs are the perfect match,” said Mary Powell, CEO of Sunrun. “EV owners want to charge their vehicles with a more cost-effective, clean and reliable energy source. By combining Enel X Way’s EV charging expertise and Sunrun’s ability to right-size home solar systems, we’re helping prepare customers for a carbon-free energy future.”
Source: Enel Group