Published on September 9th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan3
Solar Tree that Doubles as an EV Charger Going Up at GM Site
September 9th, 2012 by Zachary Shahan
Envision Solar International announced on Thursday that one of its Tracking Solar Trees®, which includes a SunCharge™ electric vehicle charging station as its trunk, will be going up at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.
The company writes: “The patent pending, dual synchronous solar tracking system gives the array the ability to capture 25 percent more solar power than a conventional fixed solar canopy. The structure will produce up to 30,000 kilowatt hours a year and provide enough solar energy to charge six electric vehicles per day.” [sic]
This is actually the second solar tree installed at a GM site. (Notably, GM has taken a pretty strong stand on climate change of late, even dumping the Heartland Institute for its absurd approach to this important issue.)
To be honest, this probably should have just been included in our solar energy links bonanza, but when I saw all these awesome photos of solar trees on the Envision Solar site, I had to share them in a full post (even more pics on the site):
Source: Envision Solar
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