North Carolina town inaugurates solar EV station

solar-ev-asheville-ncAsheville, North Carolina has become the latest among a fast-growing list of cities, towns and businesses in the U.S. with a solar-powered EV charging station.

The station will generate 5 kW of solar energy annually, enough to provide 30,000 solar-powered EV miles, or what we at SolarChargedDriving.Com call Sun Miles©, for electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF.

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It features three electric vehicle chargers that will be free to the public. Any extra solar electricity not being pulled by plugged-in EVs during the day will be fed back into the local grid.

“Our job is generating more solar capacity than is being used by vehicles. Instead of creating a battery storage system, we use our existing infrastructure,” Stan Cross, a founder of BioWheels Responsible Transportation Solutions, one of multiple companies and organizations behind establishing the solar-powered EV charging station, told the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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