Port of San Diego Installs Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations for Employees and Visitors

by | May 8, 2019

(Envision Solar’s EV ARC charging station at the port of San Diego. Image courtesy of Envision Solar.)

The Port of San Diego has installed EV charging stations to provide emissions-free elective vehicle (EV) charging for employees and visitors. The port used Envision Solar’s “EV ARC” product.

The Port of San Diego selected the EV ARC portable, solar-powered electric vehicle charging station to support its growing adoption of electrified vehicles and to reduce emissions. The EV charging product is equipped with an emergency power (E-Power) panel, providing users with a reliable source of energy. According to Envision Solar, the EV ARC has a “zero-construction” component, making for efficient set up.

Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC fits inside a parking space without reducing available parking and generates and stores enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak, which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array.

The energy is stored in the EV ARC product’s energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. The EV ARC product is a permanent solution but because it requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC products power Level I, Level II and DC Fast Charging and can work with a customer’s existing EV charging service provider.

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