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  1. Home Charging Installation
    Hi - I'm about to get a Used Leaf 24 - looking for 7kw charger - have solar panels so apparently I need a zappi to take advantage of those. The zappi 2 requires no earthing, so cost should be reasonable. Any idea who is good to fit it? I saw earlier threads suggesting £600 install was alot -...
  2. Other EV Makes and Models
    Anyone seen the Sion EV from Sono Motors? Did a quick piece on it, would love discussion around it.
  3. Renault ZOE
    Just saw this on my news feed and thought t was interesting. How an electric car can make you money I thought the only cars that could do V2G were the new Nissan Leaf's. If this is the case then would be interesting if any of the UK companies could offer it.
  4. General EV Discussion
    How likely you are to further reduce CO2 impact and saving money? We are looking for people who have both solar panels and EV car to join our research at Kaluza. If you belong to this group or willing to do so, please fill in the form at the following link: Do you have solar panels and EV car...
  5. General EV Discussion
    I have solar panels on the roof (of the house) so I'm guessing it's going to be cheaper to charge during the day (while the sun shines) or am I just dreaming?
  6. General Charging Discussion
    I am thinking of getting Solar installed to compliment my Leaf. However I spent more.time during the day at work than I do at home so I am not sure how much it would be used. Also the batteries that are on offer are a teeny capacity so are they worth it. Any help would be appreciated.
  7. General Charging Discussion
    Well I had my Zappi working well for a month with the CT input hard wired to the Grid import. However the cable had to be run around the house outside as it wasn't practical to have it going through the house. I ordered the Harvi to send the grid info wirelessly. I got the Harvi detected and...
  8. Nissan Leaf40
    Well, I've had the N-Connecta for two days and the first evening drove a friend home from redacted to Watford on a short test trip. Received the car with 91% and by the end of my 40+ miles - with very mixed driving styles to play - I was at about 60%. Left the car at home yesterday, both because...
  9. General GM EV Discussion
    Some things work better than expected. My newly purchased 2017 Chevy Volt, has been getting me to work and back home without burning any gas that I can detect. The round trip is almost 60 miles. The information provided by the computer is telling that I have gone over 58 miles on a full charge...
  10. General EV Discussion
    Hi all, I'm trying to get my head around installing a microgrid at my house of EV charger, Solar array and Battery Storage system..... But is proving tricky to get reliable info on how everything integrates together, what my payback period would be, what sized array is best etc. Interested to...
  11. General Nissan EV Discussion
    We were fortunate to have 4 kW of solar panels fitted to our home roof about 6 years ago. We have ordered the new LEAF Tekna for delivery in mid May 2018. Now we have the order number I believe we can contact the charger installers for installation already. Am I correct in assuming that if we...
  12. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    I have a Leaf Tekna 30kWH with a 6.6kW on-board charger and a 5kW home solar panel installation. There is now smart technology which can be connected to the Solar Inverter which can harvest just the power which would have been exported to the grid from the solar panels, when available, and...
  13. Ice Breakers
    Hi folks, I've just put down a deposit on a used 2014 Zoe - very exciting - and am looking currently looking at home charging options and could do with some help! As the car has had one owner I'm not eligible for the free Chargemaster point from Renault. I've been in touch with a local solar...
  14. Tesla Model S
    Has anyone tried using the Tesla Powerwall storage battery to store the solar energy on using for home charging. I have read in an article one of the customer from wales was the first to use Powerwall1 for home usage but not for EV charging. I have had a discussion with Solarplants (a Solar...
  15. Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hi fellow Leafers, I am still excited about my new Tekhna I got two weeks ago and have to say the car is just great. It's quiet, comfortable, pretty dynamic when needed, ecological and, frankly, simply cool! Totally disagree with complaints regarding Bose speakers. They needed tuning, true, but...
  16. Renault ZOE
    I have just completed my modification of the Chargemaster/Polar charger to provide alternative charge rates in order to optimise the power from home solar PV installations. This does not involve opening the charger unit; just the plug. The method uses different PP to PE resistors to inform the...
  17. General Charging Discussion
    I'm almost certain that the answer to this is "no" - but I thought I'd take a punt :-) I'm getting a home battery installed to harvest energy from my solar panels. Like the Tesla Powerwall, but smaller and cheaper - maslow | smart energy storage for your solar powered home. The plan is -...
  18. General Charging Discussion
    An innovative energy management guarantees to the user a 100% solar charge 24/7. Up to 8 EVs can charge simultaneously (motorcycles, cars, and even buses!). Located in Bastia, Corsica. Mise en service du Parasol de recharge 100% solaire
  19. General Charging Discussion
    For those that are interested in chargers and adaptability, check out this kickstarter project! - Low cost, modular solution - J1772 Compatible - Adaptive Charge Interface (ACI) - 6 to 80 A charging current depending on supply to unit and hardware - Easy renewable energy...
  20. Other EV Makes and Models
    Uganda's Kiira Motors unveils 'Africa's first solar bus' - BBC News Interesting announcement and normally I would ignore the hype of Solar PV and vehicles, but given the market (Kenya) and the strength of the light available I looked a little further; In the spec (here...
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