Carbon Day Automotive and Coulomb Technologies unveiled a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in the City of Chicago. The station features a 2.4 kW solar panel array and a 5.5 kWh underground battery pack specially designed and developed by ALL CELL Technologies, a thermal management and power pack solutions manufacturer.
|The Solar Plug-In Station. Click to enlarge.|
The Solar Plug-In Station will be used daily by the City of Chicago to fuel the city’s electric vehicles with power from the sun. Carbon Day Automotive is the sole Midwest distributor for Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations. The Coulomb Charge Point is a universal station that can re charge anything that requires a plug (Segway PT, bike, car, etc.)
The Carbon Day Automotive Solar Plug-In Station was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Wanxiang America Corporation manufactured the solar panels that form the tree-like canopy built by Residential Steel. Pure Energy, LLC, installed the sculpted piece and interfaced it with the underground battery pack. A storm water management feature filters rainfall into a gray water system which can then irrigate surrounding landscape.
Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations range in capability from 120V 15A to 240V 80A AC charging to 120kW DC charging.