Today there are viable alternatives to consuming electrical energy from the national grid. Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells can generate electricity that domestic consumers can use to become more self-sufficient. A key challenge has always been however matching the timing of supply and demand of energy sources like sunlight, which is not always available. Thankfully, battery technology has now improved to the point that generation and consumption needs can be more closely matched for domestic use. Add to the mix the increasing use of the electric vehicle (EV) and we have an opportunity to solve two problems with one solution.