Monday, November 18, 2013

San Diego Airport Runs Test on Portable Solar-Paneled EV Charging

San Diego was the first city to install the SAE combo EV charger, and now the city’s airport is trying out another innovative charging station. For two weeks beginning on Nov. 12, EV drivers passing through the San Diego International Airport will be able to try out an EV ARC standalone solar charging station.
The EV ARC, invented and produced by Envision Solar International Inc. of San Diego, fits inside a standard parking space and requires no trenching or wiring. It uses solar panels to recharge the battery.
Direct from Sun to Car
The Cell Phone Lot at SDIA is located west of the Commuter Terminal off of Harbor Drive. The EV ARC system will be available for individuals free of charge for approximately two weeks, starting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. A one-hour limit is in place for those using the Cell Phone Lot, so those with electric vehicles will be able to use the EV ARC to “top off” their vehicles. 
Invented, engineered and fabricated in the United States, the EV ARC fits inside a standard parking space and generates approximately 16 kW/hrs per day that are stored and ready for use in the 22 kW/hr on board battery storage. The system’s clean solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak, which enables the solar array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25%more electricity than a conventional fixed array. The energy produced by the EV ARC is clean and renewable, unlike 75% of America’s grid supplied electricity which means that EV drivers who use it are 100% emissions free, the company reports.