Enphase Energy, a supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, has successfully demonstrated a bidirectional EV charger that enables vehicle-to-home (V2H) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) functionality. It also allows energy generated from solar panels to be sent directly to the EV battery.
The new product uses Enphase’s grid-forming IQ8 Microinverters and Ensemble energy management technology to seamlessly integrate into Enphase home energy systems. Enphase’s bidirectional EV charger supports both the CCS and CHAdeMO charging standards.
Enphase has made details of its demonstration available in a white paper and a video.
“The new bidirectional EV charger, along with Enphase’s solar and battery storage system, can be controlled from the Enphase App, empowering homeowners to make, use, save and sell their own power,” said Raghu Belur, Enphase co-founder and Chief Products Officer. “We are working with standards organizations, EV manufacturers and regulators to bring this charger to market in 2024.”
“The Enphase bidirectional EV charger is the next step on our roadmap to building a solar-powered, all-in-one home energy system that further unlocks electrification, resilience, savings and control for homeowners,” said Mohammad Alkuran, Enphase Senior Director of Systems Engineering.
Source: Enphase Energy