Author Archives: Vikram Aggarwal

About Vikram Aggarwal

As the founder and CEO of EnergySage, Vikram is an authority on all things renewable and solar. His thought leadership on renewable energy is published with Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, The Energy Gang, Forbes, Kiplinger, The New York Times, and more. He also regularly appears on podcasts such as NPR’s Here and Now and speaks at major industry conferences such as RE+ to share clean energy data and insights on policy, incentives, and savings. Vikram has an MBA from Northeastern University and is a CFA charterholder.Connect with Vikram on LinkedIn, Twitter

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Solar Panels and Electric Cars: Can I Use Solar as an EV charger?

Solar panels and electric cars are a match made in heaven ­– when you install a solar energy system on your home, you can use it to both power your home and charge your electric car for emissions-free transportation. The cost of solar is falling rapidly, and companies from Tesla to Nissan are manufacturing electric cars for your daily use. Now, the ability to install a solar PV system large enough to power both your home and your car is an option within reach. But even with incentives and rebates available for both technologies, most homeowners still can’t afford to install solar and buy an electric car at the same time. Luckily, it’s easy to install a solar energy system today that takes your future electricity consumption into account, if you take a few additional factors into consideration.

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Top technologies to shrink your energy use (and your carbon footprint)

Reducing your carbon footprint and simultaneously saving money is easier than ever with the growth of energy-saving technologies. From LED light bulbs to devices that monitor your appliances to solar panel systems, there are many opportunities to put smart technologies to work saving you energy around your home and lowering your environmental impact each day.

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