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Green solar vehicle charging station generates 5 kW of solar power

The city of Lansing, Michigan has announced the opening of the first municipality-owned solar powered electric vehicle charging station in the country. The charging station, which is installed at the riverside City Market, has an angled roof acting as both the solar panel and a carport to protect vehicles underneath.

The charging station generates 5 kW of solar energy for charging vehicles. The solar power gathered by the charging station also operates the LED lighting for the signs and banners on the charging station. The charging station is designed to be 100% waterproof and fully wind, snow, and seismic code compliant.
 
"We are committed to helping cities across America deliver on their citizens' dreams of a green tomorrow", said Sass M. Peress, CEO of renewz. "Built right in the heart of the city which will soon assemble the Cadillac ELR hybrid electric vehicle, this solar canopy was constructed in just a few days. It clearly demonstrates how municipalities can power green fleets sustainably."

The charging station is intended to generate clean and renewable energy to recharge the fleet of Lansing Board of Water & Light electric vehicles. The city says the solar charging station will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 115 tons and power more than 300,000 miles of clean driving.

Source: Giulio Barbieri



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RE: Note the Sky in the Background
By Ammohunt on 5/6/2013 11:45:49 AM , Rating: 2
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Michigan taxpayers are paying about 10 times the going rate for electricity to generate it via these solar panels.


But isn't that worth it in order to save gaia?


RE: Note the Sky in the Background
By DaveLessnau on 5/6/2013 12:13:38 PM , Rating: 2
Intercourse gaia


By DaveLessnau on 5/6/2013 12:57:41 PM , Rating: 2
Oopsie. Before anyone blows a gasket, I, like Ammohunt, neglected my smiley. So, please, consider my Mother Earth MILF comment, above to be properly smilified.


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