26 Oct '11, 6pm

Is EV-Solar Partnership Merging Into the Fast Lane?

Mark Mendenhall is the general manager of SunEdison North America and he’s seen a notable shift in the number of EVs on the city’s streets since the beginning of the summer. The question now from a national and global perspective is how to turn an uptick in a place known for environmental consumerism into a mainstream market. SunEdison is one of the companies making headway in tying solar directly into the EV equation. Mendenhall calls it the virtuous cycle, and he defines it as the interplay between electric vehicles, distributed generation power such as solar and emerging storage technologies. “That combination is another thing that will continue to extend the market for solar well past the time when the utility projects have reached a stable state as opposed to the growing state we’re in today," he said. Mendenhall sees the growing marriage of EV and distributed solar e...

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