Viridian Solar Partners with EO to Offer Integrated Solar System and EV Charging to New Homes
Viridian Solar and EO Charging - one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charger manufacturers - have today announced a collaboration that will see EO provide Viridian with its latest generation of domestic chargers, the EO Mini Pro 3, to help housebuilders across the country meet new regulations.
The collaboration closely follows the Government’s recent update to Building Regulations, requiring new homes to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30%. As a result, energy efficiency measures such as solar panels and EV chargers have an even bigger role to play making UK homes fit for the future.
The distribution partnership agreement will see a co-branded version of the Mini Pro 3 made available to Viridian Solar’s customers, alongside EO’s new smartphone app.
No bigger than an A5 notepad, the Mini Pro 3 has a charging capacity of 7kW ranging up to 22kW, allowing both overnight and high-speed charging. The Viridian Solar model will have solar power tracking as standard, enabling customers with solar panels to charge their vehicle with electricity generated purely from the sun. Control over energy usage and access to the charger is all controlled using EO’s iOS and Android smartphone app.
Housebuilders need to meet new Building Regulations that require both solar and EV charging on new homes built across the UK. Clearline fusion is the market leading solar product for new build applications, and we are delighted to be working with such a well-respected name from the EV charging industry to bring these complementary products together.
Stuart Elmes, CEO of Viridian Solar
Combining unique insights from their respective sectors, the companies also anticipate the collaboration will result in the development of products that better improve the integration of solar generation and EV charging.
Low carbon technologies such as solar panels, battery storage and EVs are a critical element in helping the UK reach its 2030 net zero targets. Viridian is the perfect partner to help us ensure more EVs on our roads are powered by renewable energy.
As V2G charging becomes a reality in the near future, we hope this collaboration will also enable homeowners and landlords to benefit from responsible energy usage, selling excess energy generated from solar panels – or fully charged EVs – back to the Grid at times of peak demand.
Tom Pollard, Head of Distribution Sales at EO Charging
EO Charging is a UK based technology company that manufactures advanced charging hardware and provides smart charging solutions for homes and commercial fleets. In June this year EO revealed the latest generation of its home and commercial chargers, the EO Mini Pro 3 and the EO Genius 2.
Viridian Solar is a manufacturer of sleek, roof-integrated solar panels that replace the tiles or slates on a pitched roof for a low profile, modern aesthetic. The company counts all major UK housebuilders among its customers with a growing export market. Acquired by pitched roofing systems manufacturer Marley in April 2021, Viridian Solar is now part of Marshalls Plc.
About Viridian Solar
Viridian Solar is an innovative Cambridge-based designer and manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products. It is best known for low profile, roof integrated Clearline fusion range of PV solar panels.
EO Charging (EO) is a leading technology solutions provider in the EV sector. EO deploys EV charging stations, hardware-agnostic cloud-based software, electrical installation, grid upgrades and ongoing service and maintenance for fleets, in addition to smart charging solutions for homes.
Founded in 2014, EO’s technology is used by a number of the world’s largest businesses and fleet operators and it now distributes to over 35 countries around the world. It aims to become the global leader in charging electric van, truck, bus and car fleets.