Solar Edge two-in-one solar inverter and EV charger

World’s first integrated EV charger and solar inverter puts drivers in charge

SolarEdge EV charger SolarEdge – Motorists will soon be able to charge their electric vehicles up to four times faster with the Australian release of the world’s first two-in-one solar inverter and EV charger.

SolarEdge, a global leader in smart energy, showcased its integrated EV charging solar inverter at the All Energy Australia conference in Melbourne, October 23-24.

The innovative design of the EV charging solar inverter enables faster charging through its solar boost mode, which allows simultaneous charging from grid and solar power.

SolarEdge Australia general manager Gavin Merchant said the two-in-one EV charger and solar inverter had the potential to advance the growing EV market, offering superior convenience, grid independence and cost benefits. “Embedding an EV charger in our solar inverter gives owners flexibility in how they charge their EVs and how fast they do it. Having the solar boost mode option offers huge peace of mind and convenience because you can effectively quarter typical charging times,” Mr Merchant said.

Charging using the solar-only option also had the added benefit of giving users more energy independence, enabling them to reduce power bills and their carbon footprints, he said. The two-in-one charger and inverter is compatible with multiple EVs and integrates with the SolarEdge monitoring platform, allowing users to control and track charging status and set charging schedules to take advantage of off-peak rates, all at the touch of their smart device.

SolarEdge EV charger

Mr Merchant said SolarEdge’s market-leading technology could help to accelerate EV ownership in Australia. “With industry analysts expecting more new EVs to be sold globally than petrol and diesel cars in the next five to 10 years, we are heading towards a tipping point. As a result, our largest energy use in the home is going to be for EV charging.

Being able to use our EV charging solar inverter to power your car from solar gives consumers a more economic and greener option,” he said. The EV charging solar inverter is expected to be available in Australia by the end of 2019. The solution is also available as an EV-ready option for future EV purchases for PV system owners.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.