How does an existing solar system work with Intelligent Backup Power?
Congrats on being ahead of the curve! Your system should continue to operate as you're used to. Keep in mind that your electricity usage is likely to increase from charging your Ford F-150 Lightning®. To offset this, you may want to add additional solar panels, which your solar consultant can help advise you on.
While your system will continue to operate as is, we're not able to connect the Ford Charge Station Pro, Home Integration System, or additional panels to a previously installed system. They will work as two separate, yet highly functional, systems.
Is Sunrun installation required for Ford Intelligent Backup Power or can I choose a different provider of my choice?
Ford F-150 Lightning® customers can choose any installation provider of their choice.* Home Integration System hardware is required to enable Ford Intelligent Backup Power and will be available for purchase without Sunrun installation. Home Integration System must be installed by a licensed electrician.
*Customer incurs additional liability by coordinating their own installer
If I already own an electric vehicle, will it be compatible with these home energy upgrades?
Yes, the Ford Charge Station Pro uses an industry-standard CCS1 Charge Cord connector, which is compatible with all Ford and many other manufacturers' all-electric vehicles.
The Home Integration System, however, is currently only compatible with the F-150 Lightning®.
Sunrun home solar systems function as an alternative to traditional grid power so they are compatible with any properly installed EV charger.
Will I be able to install my Ford Charge Station before my F-150 Lightning® arrives?
Yes, Sunrun is the preferred installer for Ford and has the exclusive ability to install Ford chargers and equipment that enables Ford Intelligent Backup Power in advance of your vehicle arriving at your dealership (subject to availability).
How do I power my home with my F-150 Lightning®?
Ford Intelligent Backup Power enables the F-150 Lightning® to provide backup power to your home. This feature is included in all F-150 Lightning® orders with the extended-range battery. Utilizing this feature to power your home requires proper installation of a Ford Charge Station Pro and Home Integration System. Sunrun is the exclusive provider of the Home Integration System and the preferred installer of the Ford Charge Station Pro. With this additional hardware installed at your home, the F-150 Lightning® will automatically provide backup power to your home whenever the truck is charged and plugged in.*
*When home is properly equipped and the F-150 Lightning® is plugged into the Ford Charge Station Pro.