Before we get into the cost savings, let's quickly go over the benefits of installing a solar charging station:
Alright, let's get to the meat and bones of this article - the cost savings. We did some research, and here are the numbers:
It's true, solar charging stations aren't cheap - but they're not crazy expensive either. Here are the typical upfront costs:
Level 1 charging stations are the slowest, so we wouldn't recommend them if you use your electric car frequently. Level 2 charging stations are the most common, and they can fully charge your car in about 4-8 hours. Level 3 charging stations are the fastest, but they're also the most expensive.
When you charge your electric car using the grid's electricity, it typically costs around $0.14-$0.18 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). On the other hand, charging your car with a solar charging station costs... drumroll, please... nothing! Zero dollars, friends. Zilch. Nada.
So, how long does it take for a solar charging station to pay for itself? Well, with the numbers we calculated, it takes 2-5 years for a solar charging station to break even. But keep in mind that if you purchase a Level 3 station, it may take a little longer to break even.
A solar charging station has a lifespan of around 25 years. Compare that to the lifespan of a gas pump, and you'll see why solar charging stations are the way of the future.
So, what have we learned today? Installing a solar charging station is:
Plus, you'll look pretty darn cool with a solar charging station on your property. And isn't looking cool what it's all about?
Well, guys, there you have it. The cost savings of using a solar electric car charging station. We hope this article has been informative and has helped you make a smart financial decision.
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