GE partnered with Inovateus Solar recently to build an EV-charging solar carport in Plainville, Connecticut. The structure was unveiled yesterday with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and GE Energy Industrial Solutions CEO Luis Ramírez on hand. The solar carport can charge 13 electric vehicles per day in addition to powering its own lighting, and produces enough energy to power 20 homes per year.
The solar carport is also connected to the grid, so it can feed excess energy into the grid or pull power as needed. GE hopes the carport will spark interest in similar projects across the country–built by GE, of course.