Envision Solar will display its CleanCharge charging station at the CCSE headquarters, located in Kearny Mesa at 8690 Balboa Avenue. The charging stations use the power of the sun to recharge the Chevy Volt batteries without relying on fossil fuel-generated electricity. San Diego-based Envision Solar was selected by GM recently to install the innovative solar charging stations at a number of prominent locations to promote the use of renewable energy to power electric vehicles.
The stations’ solar panels are mounted on a “solar tree” above where the vehicle parks and achieve a high efficiency by tracking the sun’s path during the day. The solar modules used in each SolarTree are provided by MAGE SOLAR, a leading provider of high quality solar panels.
“We’re delighted to be joined with General Motors to showcase a truly sustainable approach to automobile use and ownership, and look forward to demonstrating this solution as part of Chevy’s “Volt Unplugged” tour,” said Bob Noble, CEO of Envision Solar International, Inc. and Chairman of the Board for CCSE.
“We’re also thrilled to be able to use the event to announce our relationship with MAGE SOLAR as the provider of solar modules for our Solar Trees. The relationship with General Motors is key as we continue to move into the electric vehicle market, and therefore need to ensure that every component we use is of the highest quality. MAGE SOLAR’s modules offer a best-in-class warranty and allowable tolerances of up to +5 watts, which lower the total cost of ownership for both Envision Solar and our customers. We couldn’t ask for a better partner for this implementation,” added Noble.
Envision Solar is a leading solar planner, architect and inventor designing and deploying clean energy systems globally. The solar master planning firm provides strategic long-term solutions including comprehensive sustainability planning and optimizing designs for solar array structures. The company is a leader in the invention and construction of solar structures that address unused millions of acres of parking spaces. Its innovative systems include products for commercial, residential, and institutions, such as the Solar Tree®, Solar Grove®, Solar Row™, LifePort®, LifePod™, LifeVillage™ and others.