Envision Solar (OTCQB: EVSI) has launched a trial of its EV ARC self-contained charging station, offering free charging to all customers who visit the cell phone lot of the San Diego International Airport.
The EV ARC is a standalone solar charging station that requires no foundation, no trenching, no building permit and no grid connection. It fits inside a standard parking space and generates approximately 16 kWh of energy per day from its solar panels, which is stored in the 22 kWh on-board battery pack. The system is also equipped with EnvisionTrak, a proprietary system that enables the solar array to track the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity.
“Our goal was to provide a transportable and easy to install, completely green energy charging system without any negative impact to the cell phone lot at the airport. We are grateful to the San Diego International Airport for allowing us to showcase that we have clearly delivered on this goal – within minutes of delivery, we had an electric vehicle plugged in and charging,” said Envision CEO Desmond Wheatley. “There is no other solution available today that can offer this speed of deployment and the fantastic benefit of driving on sunshine – in other words, free fuel. Envision Solar is marketing this product globally and the results of this highly visible trial will be very helpful to those efforts.”
The EV ARC system will be available for individuals free of charge for approximately two weeks, starting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. A one-hour limit is in place for those using the Cell Phone Lot, so those with electric vehicles will be able to use the EV ARC to “top off” their vehicles.
Source: Envision Solar