Global solar solutions provider GoodWe has launched an AC wallbox with smart charging functionalities for electric vehicles (EVs). Compatible with all EV brands and GoodWe solar and hybrid inverters, the HCA Series charger enables higher solar self-consumption and lower energy costs for combined EV + PV systems. With this launch, GoodWe further strengthens its position as a one-stop provider of smart solutions for the residential PV market.
The GoodWe EV charger enables homeowners to charge their EVs with solar excess energy, either directly from the user’s PV rooftop or via a battery storage system. The EV charger can be flexibly coupled with GoodWe solar inverters, or hybrid inverters and batteries, to form a full sun-to-car setup. The integrated system is managed via the GoodWe Smart Energy Management System (SEMS), which includes smart monitoring and charging features.
The charger comes in single-phase (7 kW) and three-phase (11/22 kW) variants. With its wall- and pole-mounted configurations, as well as IP66 dust- and water-resistant housing, the charger can be installed indoors or outdoors. Moreover, the charger offers integrated protection against overcurrent, overvoltage, and short-circuiting.
“EVs have already taken significant market share in several European countries,” said Thomas Haering, Managing Director of GoodWe Europe GmbH. “Solar plus EV is a future-proof system that will contribute to carbon neutrality and the energy transition. With GoodWe’s HCA Series charger, homeowners can increase energy independence and reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint with ease.”
GoodWe is a world-leading PV inverter and energy storage solutions manufacturer and is listed as a public limited company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 688390). With an accumulative delivery of more than two million inverters and installation of 35 GW in more than 100 countries and regions, GoodWe solar inverters have been used in residential and commercial rooftops, industrial and utility scale systems and range from 0.7kW to 250kW. GoodWe has more than 4,000 employees situated in over 20 different countries and is regarded as the Global Top 3 storage inverter supplier by Wood Mackenzie in 2021. For more information, please visit goodwe.com.