So let’s talk Vehicle-to-Grid or V2G! First of all, renewable energy sources like solar and wind. However they only generate electricity when the wind blows or the sun is out. Sometimes that isn’t always. And always is especially when customers need power. Batteries large enough to hold megawatts of electricity are prohibitively expensive but another potential source of battery storage is fast emerging: electric vehicles.
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) storage allows the smart grid to use EVs as a distributed network of batteries. So that you can store power at off-peak times. As well as help power the grid when demand peaks. Here’s how it works: