This week, Envision Solar announced the completion of a 130 kW installation of Solar Trees — a Solar Grove — at Dell's headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. General contractor McBride Electric partnered with Envision Solar, who teamed up with BP Solar and Weitz Company to design and build the Dell Solar Grove. The Solar Grove provides shade for roughly 50 parking spaces and provides clean energy, too.
Of note, this Solar Grove incorporates Envision Solar's CleanCharge solar charging stations using the Coulomb ChargePoint for both electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. With two CleanCharge stations, vehicles will be able to charge up with clean, green energy.
Dell's Solar Grove is expected to help avoid 145,000 of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
The combination of Envision Solar's Solar Tree with Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint is what you might call a match made in heaven. Envision Solar would take over every parking lot in the county, if they could, and Coulomb Technologies would wire those parking spaces with their charging stations. When the two companies join forces, they juice up EVs and PHEVs with green power rather than fossil fuels.
Photo credit: McBride OxBlue Camera.