Envision Solar awarded contract from California to supply EV chargers

The state of California has awarded EnvisionSolar International Inc., a contract to supply EV ARC products to State of California Departments and other state and local governmental agencies or entities. The contract is valid until June 11, 2016, and there are two one-year renewal options.

Envision SolarIn January 2015, California’s Governor Brown announced an ambitious set of climate goals, including reducing petroleum use in cars up to 50 percent by 2030. Achieving these goals will require broad electrification of the transportation sector. The EV ARC delivers clean solar energy directly to an EV, without any disruption or environmental impact to its location. It is rapidly deployed and can be placed in locations that would have been impossible to provide EV charging in the past.

Invented and manufactured in the U.S., the EV ARC fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak, which enables the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC Power Storage Technology, allowing EV’s to charge during the day or at night. The EV ARC requires no trenching, foundations or installation work, allowing it to be deployed in minutes and moved to a new location with ease. Envision Solar’s EV ARC products are manufactured in San Diego by veterans, minorities, workers with disabilities and other highly talented and mission-driven team members.

— Solar Builder magazine

[source: http://solarbuildermag.com/news/envision-solar-awarded-contract-from-california-to-supply-ev-chargers/]

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