I've been toying with the idea of getting Solar panels at home.
Basically I've got the following quotes:
- Solar Only £6.3k; Self Consumption of 45% and 12 years pay-back
- Solar and 5kWh battery £10.3k Self Consumption of 82% and 13 years pay-back; and
- Solar and 10kWh battery ££12.3k Self Consumption of 91% and 14 years payback.
However, I was wondering if anyone knew if the Smart #1 had Vehicle to Grid - and, whether it would be possible to use that as the battery itself (hence saving about £4-6k).
I appreciate that on the days I needed to use the car it would obviously not be powering the House or supplying the National Grid - but I usual travel by train to work; so the vast majority of the time the car will be sitting at home.
Has anyone done anything similar?
If I wanted to use the car too directly power my home in a power cut - does anyone know if the Smart #1 will be able to deal with this itself or do you need additional equipment and controls?
I would be interested to hear peoples experiences or thoughts about this - and you'll have to forgive me if its a dumb question as I know nothing ab out electrical installations