GM's Solar Tree Electric Car Charging Stations

By Admin
GM unveiled its new solar tree technology this week at its plant in Warren, Mich., reaffirming the company's commitment to renewable energy and el...

 

GM unveiled its new solar tree technology this week at its plant in Warren, Mich., reaffirming the company's commitment to renewable energy and electric vehicle deployment.

Although solar trees have been used for shaded solar-power generated parking for years, Envision Solar's new sleekly designed solar trees are different. With built-in solar tracking technology, energy from the sun can be maximized into a massive structure, balancing on just one column. These advantages allow the newly developed charging stations to fully charge and shade six vehicles a day.

13.jpg

Using high efficiency MAGE POWERTEC PLUS PV modules, the multi-axis sun-tracking Solar Tree increases the annual yield up to 25 percent annually.

SEE OTHER TOP STORIES IN THE ENERGY DIGITAL CONTENT NETWORK

GM's Fully Electric Chevy Spark to Hit Markets in 2013

BMW Electric Car Concepts

December's issue of Energy Digital has gone live!

“We congratulate Envision Solar on another milestone in PV-technology advancement. Their insistence on the highest quality components for their product and the most professional craftsmanship create some of the most aesthetic and best performing structures available,” said Joe Thomas, president and CEO of MAGE SOLAR USA. “Furthermore we commend General Motors as they are leading the way in their commitment to clean energy in the automobile industry.”

GM has also announced plans to increase the amount of power it gets from renewable sources by 25 percent in addition to rolling out Envision Solar's sophisticated solar trees to dealerships throughout the country in upcoming years.

“There are 800 million parking spaces in America,” Wheatley said. “And there is no reason they shouldn’t all be shaded with solar trees,”according to Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley.

8.jpg

DOWNLOAD THE ENERGY DIGITAL IPAD APP

Share

Featured Articles

Collaboration Driving New Zealand's Renewable Energy Future

Spark and Genesis Energy will join forces to supply the telco with renewable energy to power its operations, providing a cleaner energy future for NZ

Is Volcanic Ash an Answer to Efficient Solar Energy Storage?

Volcanic ash, typically seen as a disruptive force, is now hailed by University of Barcelona researchers as a valuable energy storage medium

EY: How CEOs are Pushing Energy Transition Priorities

EY’s CEO Outlook Pulse report says execs at the helm of businesses are acknowledging and embracing the necessity of the energy transition to sustainability

Reducing Low-Carbon Hydrogen Costs Key to Decarbonisation

Sustainability

Sustainability LIVE Among World’s Top Sustainability Events

Sustainability

Microsoft & Brookfield Sign World’s Biggest Clean Power Deal

Renewable Energy