SolarEdge Technologies Inc. has announced today that electric vehicle (EV) consumers can now control SolarEdge’s EV charging solar inverter using Google Assistant.
SolarEdge offers an EV charging solar inverter that offers up to six times faster charging than standard Level 1 chargers through its solar boost mode, the company says. Now, the smart speaker integration with the Google Assistant makes EV charging simpler for consumers.
“Smart homes have mainly been about convenience and interconnectivity, but the next step of the smart home is integrating smart energy management, such as EV charging,” states Lior Handelsman, SolarEdge’s founder and vice president of marketing and product strategy. “By merging the simplicity of smart homes with the value of smart energy through this collaboration with Google, SolarEdge is leading the way in making the power of smart solar energy more accessible to more people.”
Consumers can now tell Google Assistant to start and stop EV charging. SolarEdge plans to add functionality to Google Assistant commands, including inquiring about charging status, checking average miles charged in a session and pre-scheduling charging.