California city installs Envision Solar EV charging station

The City of Shasta Lake, California has installed an Envision Solar EV ARC standalone Solar Charging Station. This Level 2 charger will be located at the Grand River municipal parking lot, and will be available free of charge to the public.

The US-made EV ARC is a standalone solar-powered charging station that requires no foundation, trenching, building permit or grid connection. It fits inside a standard parking space and generates enough renewable energy to provide an average of 55 electric miles each day. The energy is stored in a 22 kWh on-board battery pack. The patented EnvisionTrak sun tracking system enables the solar array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a conventional fixed array, according to the company.

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“Clean and reliable energy is very important to the City of Shasta and so is being ready for the rapid growth in EV adoption,” said Assistant City Manager Tom Miller. “We were happy to find this unique product, which solves so many of the challenges associated with EV charger deployments and has no negative environmental impact.”

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“It was not economically feasible to run trenching and grid connections to this important location but the EV ARC delivers EV charging where traditional chargers cannot,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “This will be the first EV ARC to offer electric wheelchair charging, something we are very proud of.”

 

Source: Envision Solar