If you want to charge your EV with clean energy then you might want to head to the new solar-powered EV charging point at CERES environment park in Lee St, East Brunswick, Victoria.
The level 2 station (which can supply up to 7.2kW to a suitably capable EV) is fitted with a 2.7kW grid-interactive photovoltaic array on the station’s roof, which offsets some of the electricity used by charging EVs. The array was donated by Q.CELLS Australia and the inverter by Delta Energy Systems. The filling system is a standard ChargePoint unit. EV drivers will be able to locate and navigate themselves to the station with an iPhone or Android app.
The project has been realised through a Green Precincts Grant from the Federal Department of Sustainability and is a collaboration between the Victorian Department of Transport, Delta Energy Systems and Q.CELLS Australia.
Other renewably powered ChargePoint stations include a level 1 station powered with a solar shade in Queensland and a solar PV and ceramic fuel cell powered level 1 unit in Adelaide.
This entry was posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 6:22 pm