30 May '11, 5pm

GE Converts Parking Lot to Solar Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

GE Converts Parking Lot to Solar Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

The new solar carport is designed to demonstrate that renewable energy can scale up enough to provide renewable energy for electric vehicles in the mass market. That’s a pretty fundamental goal. Without significant amounts of new alternative energy coming online, all these EVs hitting the road will have to rely mainly on fossil fuels and nuclear energy to get their charge. On the flip side, having a solar parking lot with charging capability is the best of both worlds. You get the clean renewable energy and you also get the convenience of combining a charging session with your daily commute (compare that to lining up at the gas station…).

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/30/ge-converts-parking-l...

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