Gallery: GE Builds EV Charging Solar Carport in Connecticut

 

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.

+ GE

Via CNET

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  1. jsolaire May 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Solaire Generation is proud to have designed, engineered, fabricated and installed the attractive solar carport for GE in Connecticut. Solaire Generation is a market leader in the solar structure market, with over 6MW of installed capacity.

  2. caeman May 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

    This is a good re-use of the space that parking lots waste. But does the cost of the construction and maintenance of the island’s life-time justify the expense? Does it pay for itself before it’s real end of life?

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