Richard is the Key Account Manager at SMA Solar UK, has a BSc (hons) having studied Engineering at the University of Birmingham and an MBA from City University London. Joining the Renewable Energy industry in 2010 after spending many years in the telecommunications sector managing large global customer accounts, Richard joined the SMA UK team over seven years ago. He manages key accounts both in the UK and internationally, across the full spectrum of SMA Solar Solutions from residential through to utility scale and is leading the charge e-mobility.
The demand to deploy EV charging at the workplace, as well as public locations, is rapidly increasing with the transition towards electric vehicles.
The grid infrastructure was not designed to support this new demand and this presentation considers how this deployment can be achieved, with the support of battery storage and renewable energy, following a green agenda. How do we support the roll out of Rapid and High Power Charging independent of grid constraints?
Renewables and battery storage are increasingly popular options to pair alongside chargers to reduce grid demands and save money by avoiding charging a peak time, and even to increase the sustainability profile of a charger by using renewable energy sources. However, the rapid growth of storage and the myriad of options can be a cause of inertia as buyers are wary of purchasing something that is out of date. In this session we will outline all the options and the long-term implications of deploying battery storage alongside your charge points.