SolarEdge is one of the first companies to integrate EV charging with Google Assistant - an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices. The news coincides with Google announcing all of the new Google Assistant features and with the SolarEdge EV charging solar inverter on display in the Google Assistant booth located outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) this week.
The new EV charging solar inverter offers up to six times faster charging than standard Level 1 chargers through its innovative solar boost mode. The smart speaker integration with Google Assistant makes EV charging simpler for consumers and answers demand for smart energy solutions.
“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” said Lior Handelsman, SolarEdge’s Founder and VP 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 the Google Assistant commands, including inquiring about charging status, checking average miles charged in the charging session, and pre-schedule charging.