Big issue with EV's is they put huge strains on overnight power. While countries have excess power with powerstations etc it makes sense to have something using that overnight power i.e. economy heaters, recharge your EV overnight etc.
But if we are running off batteries and renewables (which is mostly Solar) then your peak production is during the day and in a none lockdown world (remember them) the EV will be at work or doing chores, not sat in the garage to be charged off the solar.
Do you think this will cut it? They are already having big issues in the US with the popularity of EV’s increasing and not enough power to charge them.
All sounds good if it works, the issue they are having in the States is that there are not enough charge points in the condos and the grid won’t support the bigger load so connection is denied by the authorities.Apparently, with new EV technology, the idea is to plug the vehicle into the household socket at night and the residual power in the battery powers the grid. Since the new tech batteries charge extremely quickly and are on timers, come the morning peak, the cars are recharged and the grid functions normally. No forgetting hydro, wind, geothermal, etc all contributing to the grid in different ratios.
Admittedly, sounds good in fantasy ... er .... theory, but lots of issues in reality ... not to mention unforeseen events like terrorism, EMP/Solar disturbances, etc.
Renewable hydrogen seems more the reality, but still a long way to go with that too.
In the meantime, plant a few trees, grow a veggie garden, and use more public transport!
So much for the gov`t commitment to solar,
I have been told that they have passed new laws that allow the power companies to do pretty much what they want.
Feed in tariff`s next to nothing and the possibility of actually being charged for putting power back in the grid.
If my feed in price drop`s below 12c per kw I`m going to pull the pin on the grid.
They have just killed the solar industry.