Solar EV charging

Minimise charging costs

Reduce your carbon footprint

Enhance your property value

Why choose Radius Charge?

The best choice on the market

With a variety of hardware from top manufacturers, our team can find you the perfect charge point that meets all your requirements.

End-to-end support

Our team of experts are here to support you throughout your journey to electric, from choosing a charge point, organising your installation and answering any queries you may have.

Local presence, national reach

We have offices situated across the Island of Ireland, meaning our services are accessible to you no matter your location.

Leaders in the energy transition

Supporting over 400,000 businesses across the globe, we are experts in fleet mobility, sustainability and the energy transition.

Can I charge my EV with solar panels?

Charging your electric vehicle with solar panels is an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your charging costs.

The amount of energy you can generate from your solar panels will depend on factors such as the amount of sunlight you receive, the size of your solar system, and the efficiency of your charge point.

How to charge EV with solar panels

Installing solar panels at your home or business allows you to generate renewable energy during the day that can power your household appliances as well as your EV.

Solar panels absorb sunlight and convert it to direct current (DC) electricity through photovoltaic cells. A solar inverter is used to convert the DC electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity, which is suitable for use in your home and for charging your EV.

Your charging hardware is connected to your home’s electrical system or directly to the solar panel system, ensuring that the electricity generated by the solar panels can be used to charge your EV.

When you're ready to charge your EV, your charger will communicate with the vehicle to initiate the charging process, and electricity from the solar panels will flow into the EV's battery.

It's worth noting that not all EV charge points are capable of receiving electricity from solar panels. Therefore, it’s important to check the solar compatibility of your EV charger before investing in one.

Electric vehicle charging with solar panels

EV Chargers with solar integration

Benefits of charging an EV with solar energy

Better for the environment

Electric vehicles are already more sustainable than petrol or diesel vehicles, and by powering your EV with renewable solar energy, you can further decrease your carbon footprint.

Cost savings

Once solar panels are installed, the energy generated is essentially free, so charging your EV with solar power is often more cost-effective than traditional EV charging methods. It can significantly reduce your electricity bills and provide long-term savings.


Using solar panels to charge your EV gives you flexibility and choice to charge how and when you want. Using solar energy during the day offers the freedom to charge your EV without worrying about energy costs. By optimising your charging schedule, you can take advantage of off-peak energy tariffs while charging your vehicle overnight, to save money and ensure convenience.

Use solar to charge your EV at home

Utilising solar energy whilst charging at home offers an environmentally friendly and cost-effective charging solution for electric vehicle (EV) owners. By installing solar panels on their property, EV owners can harness the power of the sun to generate clean electricity and charge their vehicles directly from renewable energy sources.

Solar charging systems provide a sustainable alternative to grid electricity, reducing carbon emissions associated with transportation while offering long-term savings on fuel costs.

Frequently asked questions

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Why choose Radius?

With innovative solutions built around the needs of our customers, we've established an international reputation for helping businesses grow sustainably.


Our team has over 34 years of experience helping more than 400,000 customers globally.


We are an internationally-acclaimed provider with numerous awards for our products and services.


Choose from our range of fleet, mobility and connectivity solutions that can be tailored to suit your needs.


Use our award-winning technology and services to save your business time and money.

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