Talk to Noosa Electric Co for an EV charging solution for your home or business, in Noosa & surrounding suburbs. Our EV charging solution utilises zappi – an EV charger with a difference. zappi can operate as a standard home car charger, using power from the grid. It also has optional charging modes which use 100% green energy generated from your own home Solar PV system or wind generation.
Grid vs Solar Energy Source
zappi can be used with power from the grid or solar power. Either way, you can charge your EV at home. The advantage of using solar power is that EV charging won’t cost anything (apart from the initial installation and maintenance costs of having solar on the roof). Talk to our team about an EV charging solution, or a complete solar installation. Our solutions are designed to take the Sunshine Coast into the future.
If you have an EV but don’t have solar just yet, zappi will enable you to charge your EV now (with energy from the grid) and be ready for solar in the future. zappi will work with either energy source.
3 EV Charging Modes
zappi provides you with tailor made charging to suit your lifestyle and demands. Whether you need a “fast” charge to get you going in a hurry, or are happy to wait for your charge to take place using 100% renewable energy. zappi gives you the flexibility to charge on your terms.
The eco charge mode is a mixture of both green energy and energy imported from the grid. eco mode minimises the use of grid power, generally taking advantage of cheaper rates overnight, but can also charge using 100% green energy. Essentially giving you the ability to charge up your car for free! The charging power is continuously adjusted in response to changes in generation or power being used elsewhere in the home.
If the surplus generation drops below 1.4kWh some power will be drawn from the grid to top it back up.
eco+ charging is very similar to eco charging in that it can utilise power from the grid or your own power source. However the charge power is continuously adjusted in response to changes in generation or power consumption elsewhere in the home. Your electric car charging will pause if there is too much-imported power, continuing only when there is surplus free power available.
In fast mode, your vehicle will be charged at maximum power. This power can come from a renewable energy source or simply from the grid. The cost of charging an electric car also depends on numerous factors including mode and the car itself.
If you don’t have solar panels or wind generation, zappi will charge just like an ordinary Mode 3 charging point.