The city of Boulder, Colorado has installed two Envision Solar EV ARC standalone solar charging stations. The new chargers are located at the East Boulder Community Center and the Broadway & Spruce Parking Lot, and are available free of charge to the public.
San Diego-based Envision Solar (OTCQB: EVSI) bills its EV ARC as a cost-effective, easy-to-install solution that requires no foundation, trenching, building permit or grid connection. The US-made EV ARC fits inside a standard parking space and generates approximately 16 kWh of energy per day, which is stored in an on-board 22 kWh battery pack. The company’s EnvisionTrak system enables the solar array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a conventional fixed array.
“This represents some completely sustainable technologies, it is a fully self-sufficient operation,” said Glenn Magee, Construction Manager for the City of Boulder. “We’re not tapping any power from any source, it’s generated through the solar panels and it goes directly to the charger. It’s totally sustainable and a complete use of our natural resources.”
“These deployments in Boulder really demonstrate the value of the EV ARC,” said Envision CEO Desmond Wheatley. “It was not economically feasible to run trenching and grid connections to these important locations, but the EV ARC delivers EV charging where traditional chargers cannot.”
Source: Envision Solar