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Electric vehicle (EV) charging

Electric vehicle charging at home, using your solar panels and battery to generate and store electricity is a route to low carbon living for drivers of electric vehicles.

Carbon emissions produced by petrol and diesel vehicles are one of the main sources of air pollution and are a big contributor to global warming. Across the world, steps are being taken to tackle this.

Here in the UK, the government has set a target for all new cars and vans to be zero emission by 2040, but many drivers have already made the switch. In 2018, sales of new electric cars rose by 21% in the UK and it’s estimated there will be more than 1 million EVs on the road by 2020.

New research has shown that electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel alternatives – owing to a combination of lower taxes, fuel costs and subsidies on the purchase price. Electric car owners can also benefit from reduced parking and road toll charges in certain areas.

Powering them with clean, self-generated electricity, is the final piece in the puzzle.

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Roadmap to low carbon living

If you own an electric vehicle, or you’re thinking of buying one, then generating your own renewable electricity through rooftop solar panels, is a natural next step.

By adding a home battery, you can capture as much electricity being generated by the panels as possible, so it’s available when you need it. For example, to top-up an electric vehicle in the evening when the solar panels aren’t generating.

And by producing your own electricity, you will be reducing how much power you need to purchase from the grid, meaning additional savings on energy bills and carbon emissions.

Installation

 

This process of generate, store and save, is a tried-and-tested route to sustainable, low carbon living. Our experienced team can design, install and maintain every element of this circular home energy system for you.

Talk to us for more information about solar panels, home batteries and electric vehicle charging points, as well as our Anesco at Home Care Plan, which can help accelerate your savings.

Find out what you could save, using our special energy savings calculator, or call us for more information on +44 (0)345 646 0019.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are the savings guaranteed?

Because we are not in control of the way you use electricity in your home (we’re not Big Brother, we won’t be watching you!), we cannot guarantee the savings.

The amount you save will depend on how much energy you use and also what happens with electricity prices.

What we can guarantee is that the technologies we supply and our accelerator plan will ensure that any energy you are using is coming to you at the lowest possible cost. From helping you generate your own solar energy and renewable heat, to maximising the savings and benefits of these technologies by using a battery, and automatically switching you, so you are always on the best available tariff for the rest.

There are many reasons why the level of saving might change, such as:

  • If energy prices rise unexpectedly then you will save even more.
  • If you suddenly use significantly less energy that you were doing before, then because you’re using less, you’ll be saving less.

Either way, you win!

Does the Anesco at Home system really work?

Yes! And we should know, we’ve tested it in our own homes – you can read more about that in our case studies.

These firsthand experiences have helped us to shape and enhance what we offer to our customers. Because we have tested the system ourselves, we know there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’. Every household is different, which is why we work closely with every one of our customers, to design the perfect system for them.

Anesco at Home combines the best technology on the market, with our team’s extensive experience in the renewables space – a sector we have been working in for almost a decade. Having the ability to automatically switch energy tariffs whenever it is beneficial to do so, is a key part of giving homeowners a complete home energy system. We do the hard work for you, by pulling together the data and crunching the numbers, to ensure each individual customer has the best, most cost-effective system for them.

Is this system right for me?

If you use a lot of energy, for example if you are a family; you have a larger property; if you have electric heating; or you drive an electric vehicle; then our energy system will help minimise your energy bills.

Existing solar can be made to work harder for you by storing the excess so that you can use it later, and if you don’t have solar, we can see if there is a suitable way of installing it and do it for you at the same time. Our surveyor can see if you would be suitable for a heat pump too. We will only ever recommend systems that are worthwhile to you, if the system won’t save you money and pay for itself, then we won’t recommend it.

By combining our products with the Home Energy Care Plan we accelerate your savings by switching you automatically to the lowest available tariff. We use our knowledge of your energy flexibility to make sure your battery takes full advantage of any off-peak periods and keep your bills as low as possible. And of course, you’ll be doing your bit for the planet, by lowering your carbon footprint.

My energy bills are already pretty low – do I need this?

If your energy bills are low, then happy days! You may not need our help. Any system we design, install and maintain, has to work for you and pay for itself. If it isn’t having to work very hard because you aren’t using the much energy, then the payback period will naturally be longer.

We’ll find the size the system that’s best for you, based on an understanding of your current energy use and the financial savings that could be achieved. After that, it’s totally up to you whether you are happy with our proposal and decide to go ahead.

What if I decide to move house?

If you have a battery, then that can easily be moved to your new house by an electrician using the information we provide with your installation. Your solar panels can also be removed and installed on your new home if you wish, although many people don’t choose to do this for a number of reasons, including any schemes they have chosen to take part in, such as the Feed In Tariffs.

It is not usually practical to move a heat pump once installed, just as you wouldn’t take your boiler with you. However, as it will significantly reduce the running cost of the property, it could become a selling point that is attractive to potential buyers. The energy efficiency of a property is now a staple part of the buying and selling process. With our energy system in place, your home will have great energy credentials!