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With any new technology it’s great to share experiences and learnings in a group or club for the benefit of everyone involved. With the Solar Electric Club, there are effectively 3 new technologies;
- Electric vehicles and how they behave, what are their idiosyncrasies, how are they better than traditional internal combustions engines and what are the challenges.
- Solar systems, like electric vehicles have been in the market for a while now and are reasonably well known, tried and tested but the ideal charging patterns together with electric vehicles requires a degree of forethought to get the most out of each.
- Using electric vehicles as a ‘rolling battery bank’ with V2H (vehicle to house) technology that is very new and still under development, (Don’t worry you don’t necessarily need this now but in the future it will be most useful).
There are also the benefits of pooling resources in order to take advantage of bulk purchasing that all club members can share.
A network of charging points
Access to plentiful charge points is likely to be a limiting factor in the early days of electric vehicles especially for city apartment dwellers who may not have access to their own personal home charge point. Club members using dedicated apps will be able to allow fellow members to share charging equipment where energy usage can be metered, logged and accounted and therefore in this innovative way we will very quickly have an extensive network.
How it works!
Types of membership
Literally anyone, any age, company or individual free of charge can join!
Eco Friend of Solar Electric Club whether or not they drive / ride or not. For those participating in sharing of charging facilities then you join as a Eco Sharer.
Eco Sharer regardless of whether you are a net user of energy charging your electric vehicle or net producer of energy where you may have a sizeable solar system that charges your own car or is only there to provide a service to others. There is a small monthly maintenance charge to cover the cost administering the sharing system.
Eco Supplier corporate membership is offered to any solar, charging or vehicle equipment installer or supplier. Your logo and an advertisement may be inserted on the website and / or newsletter. The first year is free then a small charge is levied to take advantage of the high public exposure we provide.
Eco Destination corporate membership is offered to any hotel, shopping centre, restaurant or other commercial or community offer. Your logo and an advertisement may be inserted on the website and / or newsletter. The first year is free then a small charge is levied to take advantage of the high public exposure we provide.
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Our first e-newsletter will be issued May 2020 and will be full of interesting facts and figures plus members’ stories and experiences. Further editions every month.
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