FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for Solar Panels

  • Which Solar panels are used by PEVbit?
    PEVbit works with Canadian Solar which is the fifth largest company in terms of solar panels manufacturers. In 2001 was the Canadian Solar company founded, which since has grown one of the larges solar panel manufacturers. The company has manufacturing plans in Asia and America and produces a wide variety of cost-effective solar panels.
  • What types of solar panels are there?
    There are mainly three types of solar panels on the market: monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film. All solar panels have their unique advantage and disadvantage. Monocrystalline Solar Panels This solar panel is the purest one as it made of monocrystalline silicon. Easily recognisable from the uniform dark look and the rounded edges and has the highest efficiency getting above 20%. These solar panels have higher output, occupy lass space, and have a longer lifespan. Polycrystalline solar panels Polycrystalline panels produced by melting several pieces of silicon together into a square mould. This process is faster and cheaper than monocrystalline panels which leads to a lower price and lower efficiency, around 15%. These solar panels have lower space efficiency, and shorter lifespan however power outputs are basically the same of both panels. Thin-Film solar panels These solar panels require less material therefore are the cheapest on the market. Thin-film solar panels are produced by placing films of one or more PV material onto a substrate and can be made into a flexible panel. Types of thin-film cells are silicon, cadmium, and copper. These panels are the least efficient and require more space.    
  • How does the warranty work for solar panels?
    As most of the panel producers, Canadian Solar offers 12-year manufacturers warranty on most models, and 25 years performance warranty with usually great service support in the event of a warranty claim.
  • FAQ for Platio

  • Is it easy to change a damaged Platio panel?
    With the easy click in and out system is always easy to substitute a damaged or broken Platio panel.
  • How many Platio panel do I need to be able to charge my E-vehicle?
    As an example, for 720 Wp system of Platio system you will need 40 unit which is 4.7m².
  • How does the warranty work for Platio Solar Pavement?
    For Platio Solar Pavement there is five years manufacturer warranty and twenty years of performance warranty.
  • FAQ for Electric Vehicle Charging

  • How long does it take a to charge my EV?
    To fully charge a Plug-in hybrid usually 1-4 hours are required, while to charge a full-electric car from 0 to 100% on average 4-8 hours are required.
  • Will I pay more for electricity?
    Yes. But with a personal charging station at your home, you can choose to charge your car at night and benefit from significantly lower electricity rates. However, EV charging is still more cost effective on the long term, as you can choose to generate your own electricity by installing solar panels.
  • How much maintenance does my EV charger need?
    EV charging stations are surprisingly simple to maintain just like electric cars. If it is installed correctly, its pieces can be easily replaced.