The San Diego based Envision Solar announced the official launch of the upgraded generation of its EV ARC solar-powered EV charging infrastructure products. They are already used in more than 100 US municipalities.
Envision Solar’s EV charging setup is built with a large overhead canopy housing a 4.3 kW solar array that is coupled with a 24, 32 or 40 kWh battery pack, depending on the version. The infrastructure, ranging from the roof to a floor pad, can then be fitted with one or more EV chargers of choice. The company advertises the simplicity of the setup as an important feature: “no trenching, no construction, no permitting, no utility bill.”
Compared to the previous version of the charging infrastructure, some cosmetic details have been changed or added, such as a “visible clean canvas for branding, advertising, or community beautification”, but also more important improvements to stand against extreme weather conditions, as CEO Desmond Wheatley says: “The new form factor makes the product more dynamic, expands emergency preparedness and energy resiliency and, uniquely, serves areas threatened by floods and rising sea levels while continuing to offer all of the benefits delivered by the previous generation of EV ARC products.”