The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) now has a second Envision Solar International Solar Tree array at its Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility. Envision completed the installation of the solar EV charging canopy at NREL’s Golden, Colo. facility in mid-April.
“I’m proud that we have been chosen again by NREL. They are delighted the Solar Tree deployment went so quickly and without any typical construction problems,” stated Desmond Wheatley , Chief Executive Officer, Envision Solar.
“The addition of this Made in America 18 kW solar canopy incorporating EnvisionTrak™ and EV Charging supports NREL’s R&D mission to integrate electric vehicles and grid systems for enhanced value,” stated Tony Markel , Senior Engineer, NREL.
System benefits of the new tree were maximized by integrating the most efficient SunPower E20 solar panels and a compact transformerless bi-polar inverter from Ideal Power Converters.