Solar Powered Charging Stations One Option for EVs

April 5, 2022

5 Responses to “Solar Powered Charging Stations One Option for EVs”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Gettin’ there.

  2. neilrieck Says:

    This is nothing new. Many Tesla charging stations in California employ solar (I think this is also due to the fact that Elon Musk had invested heavily into SolarCity)

  3. mboli Says:

    I’m dubious that the illustrated charging stations use solar energy exclusively. My rough guess is that those solar arrays produce about 4kW in the middle of a good sunny day.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      Beam EV ARC’s are marketed as off-grid stations (“no permits, no construction”).

      • mboli Says:

        That is a pretty cool device! It is indeed solar panels, battery, charger. And no grid connection.

        My guess about the solar panels is right, they advertise 4.3 kW. So being generous, in a sunny area it will produce 20 kWh per day. Probably a bit less. (The smallest battery holds 22 kWh.)

        To me, it seems that would be pitiful as a public charging station. But I imagine it could be useful if it got predictable light use. Like in an employee parking lot, where you have one or two employees charging every day.

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