Saturday, September 25, 2010

US Navy Solar Parking Lot - EV Charging Station

As part of its $100 million worth of new solar projects, the US Navy’s Seal Beach facility has become home to a new solar installation. Making optimal use of the existing infrastructure, the Navy has set up a new $1.9 million solar parking lot that also double as electric vehicle charging stations. The shade provided from the panels will also help extend the vehicle lifespan apart from cutting down the air-conditioning needs.

The new solar facility together with the two already existing ones ups the total number of solar panels set up to 200 and will help save 6.5% of the power used at Seal Beach. The installation will help $30,000 in electricity bills annually while at the same time creating a large number of green construction jobs.


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