Israel-headquartered energy technology company SolarEdge recently debuted its bidirectional DC EV charger, which is expected to be available in the second half of 2024.
The charger is compatible with 400 V and 800 V powertrains and will enable solar-powered vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid functionalities. It will allow charging at up to 24 kW by simultaneously drawing from the PV array, the home battery and the grid.
SolarEdge says its ONE optimization system will apply algorithms to calculate dynamic utility prices and autonomously charge the battery. It will also discharge battery power back to the grid, enabling homeowners to receive compensation from electricity suppliers during demand response events.
The EV battery will be able to function as a home on- or off-grid battery storage solution with up to 50 kWh of capacity for backup use during power outages.