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  1. Zoe working in a V2G system?

    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.
  2. Anyone with EV and Solar?

    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...
  3. solar charging

    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?
  4. Winter solar panel variation

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    I know that the sun is low in the sky. I know that my panels don’t face due south. But should I be a bit concerned about 20% variation between the power generated by the best panel and the worst panel? All the panels are aligned. There is a little variation in shading, but I don’t think this...
  5. Thinking of getting Solar

    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.
  6. Zappi with Harvi Wireless Not Quite Right

    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...
  7. Worth going solar to hedge against electricity rate rises?

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Now I've got an EV, I've been looking into solar options. We're away during the day so I'd be looking at solar + battery. A quote I've got is for a 4.2kWp system + 7.2kW battery, for just over £9k. I commute 45 miles each way with a Leaf every weekday and charge at night and at work. I went...
  8. First solar charge for my N-Connecta

    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. 2017 and later Volt (Ampera) are much better cars.

    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. Help crowdsource sustainable energy case studies

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Thought you guys would find this interesting... INSPIRE THE FUTURE OF ENERGY Help crowdsource the biggest database of sustainable energy case studies from all over the world. Inspire others & accelerate the adption of sustainable energy. Is it something you guys are interested in? Or are...
  11. Would you consider getting solar/battery storage, if it would help charge your electric car?

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Hi all, I probably should have posted the poll in this section of SpeakEV - but didn't know about it! Would be interested to know your opinions! POLL: Do you/would you charge your EV with Solar/Battery Storage?
  12. POLL: Do you/would you charge your EV with Solar/Battery Storage?

    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...
  13. 40 minutes of your time please

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Can we do anything to help?
  14. Chargers and solar panels

    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...
  15. BBC Radio 4 - The Bottom Line on Batteries

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Interesting (and positive!) stuff as Evan Davis discussed battery technology and application on The Bottom Line this week: "Is battery technology the key to decarbonising energy and reinventing transport? If so, can the current technology, Lithium-Ion batteries, evolve quickly enough to meet...
  16. Charging from Solar Panels

    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...
  17. Solar PV diversion to ABL EVSE now progressed

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    I had Solar PV & and ABL Sursum EVSE installed by @Thomas_Newby back in 2015. A few weeks ago I finally got my act together and connected a Raspberry Pi to the RS485 port to control the EVSE's advertised charge to my Outlander. I went through a few iterations involving battery powering a Pi...
  18. Norfolk newbie

    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...
  19. Home charging with combination of Powerwall plus Grid

    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...
  20. First two weeks!

    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...
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