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California EV Charger Station: Home Charger Installation

When you choose SolarMax Technology you are choosing to power your life with innovation. With SolarMax you can now drive your electric car on sunshine.


Drive on Sunshine – the solar power produced from your rooftop is more affordable and from a sustainable source. Purchasing less energy from the grid means more savings for you.

Level 2 charging with solar boost mode – using your solar power, you can charge your electric vehicle up to 6 times faster than the factory 120V charging cable that came with your car. (1)

Save money, time and hassle – Purchasing and installing a separate Level 2 car charger can easily cost at least $1,600 which includes the cost of the charger, of hiring a licensed electrician, and potential materials costs: wiring, conduit, and circuit breaker.

Don’t own an electric vehicle yet? Be future-ready and select the electric vehicle charging inverter option for your solar energy system. You can add the car and charging cable at any time.

Key Benefits of the Solar Car Charging Inverter

Combines sun and grid power for charging up to six times faster than standard electric vehicle chargers ...
Saves you the time, money and hassle of installing a standalone electric car charger on your own
Up to 25 year warranty
Fully integrated charging scheduling and control with the smart app
View and track car charging and solar panel power production

Full Visibility and Control

Your electric vehicle charging inverter supports full network connectivity and integrates seamlessly with your solar monitoring platform. You can track your charging status, control vehicle charging, and set charging schedules.
  • Smart-scheduling for use with Time of Use (TOU) rates – charge from the grid during off-peak hours
  • Track solar, electric vehicle and grid consumption for visibility and control of household energy usage
  • Remote operation via mobile app – turn charging on and off directly from your smartphone
  • View charging duration, charge energy, and the percent charge from your solar power


Electric Vehicle Charging Comparison

EV Charger Level 1
(1.44 kW 12A@120Vac)

EV Level 2 Charging Inverter
with Solar Boost Mode
Charging speed depends on solar production
(Maximum 9.6 kW 40A@ 240Vac)(1)

Added miles per 
1 hour of charging (2)

5 miles

25 to 30 miles

Charge time needed to meet average daily mileage (2)

6.5 hours

1 to 1.5 hours

(1) Check your car manual for maximum charge rate

(2) Assuming 3 miles/kWh and with a US household average driving distance of 29 miles per day (source:

Due to differences in the type of charging cable required between electric vehicle manufacturers, SolarMax does not include a charging cable with the inverter. Customers will need to purchase their car manufacturer’s specific charging cable separately.

More Information on Charging Your Electric Car with Solar