05 Oct '11, 6pm

GE to Bring Solar Powered Carports to a Parking Lot Near You

GE to Bring Solar Powered Carports to a Parking Lot Near You

General Electric and Inovateus Solar are working together to offer solar-powered carports equipped with charging stations for electric cars -- a concept that enables large-scale EV charging in commercial and corporate parking lots without a huge draw on the grid. GE makes EV chargers and combiner boxes for solar power systems, and Inovateus makes solar-powered carports. Their partnership, announced today at the Greenbuild conference, dovetails GE's expanded R&D relationship with Nissan to develop technology that will link electric cars, homes and ideally residential renewable power sources with a smarter grid. EV charging stations are beginning to sprout up in the United States as the push for electric cars accelerates. With that effort, however, comes a growing concern that a surge in EV adoption will overload the existing power grid unless something is done to manage whe...

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