The Anonymous Widower

OVO Energy Drops 4 Product Bombshells, Including New Vehicle-to-Grid Charger

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Clean Technica.

This is the first paragraph.

n London yesterday, OVO Energy took to the stage and dropped not one new product but four product bombshells that are aimed at creating a new energy ecosystem that is accessible to residential energy consumers.

The products are.

  • A Vehicle-to-Grid Charger for the Masses
  • 7kW Smart Charger
  • One Ring To Rule Them All
  • Residential Energy Stoage

The article discusses them in detail.

If I still drove, I’d be very interested in the vehicle-to-grid charger, as I’d fit one in my garage.

The amount of car use, I would have would probably be fairly minimal, so most of the time the car would be sitting in the garage, acting as a storage battery for the National Grid.

Suppose ten million homes in the UK, had a vehicle-to-grid charger and an electric car with a 30 kWh battery. that would be 300 MWh of energy storage, which would be ideal for storing wind energy generated at night.

April 20, 2018 - Posted by | World | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. For routine commuting in a modest car an overnight charge at 12A two phase for [economy] seven hours from a regular socket on existing wiring would suffice – no need for fancy three phase or a 7kW charger (similar to an electric shower). If you want a high performance electric car or range over 300km on one charge then you need to think about heavier duty charging options. The difficulties I see with this proposal is that the owner will want the car [fully] charged up in the morning and the car will be out and about during the day when its energy store is likely to be wanted.

    Comment by Mark Clayton | April 20, 2018 | Reply


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