Envision Solar Receives Statewide Contract Award From State of California
The State of California has awarded Cleantech San Diego member company Envision Solar a contract to supply EV ARC™ products to State of California Departments and other state and local governmental agencies or entities. The contract is valid from June 12, 2015 through June 11, 2016 and there are two one-year renewal options.
In January 2015, California’s Governor Brown announced an ambitious set of climate goals, including reducing petroleum use in cars up to 50 percent by 2030. Achieving these goals will require broad electrification of the transportation sector. The EV ARC™ delivers clean solar energy directly to an EV, without any disruption or environmental impact to its location. It is rapidly deployed and can be placed in locations that would have been impossible to provide EV charging in the past.
Invented and manufactured in San Diego, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™, which enables the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ Power Storage Technology, allowing EV’s to charge during the day or at night. The EV ARC™ requires no trenching, foundations or installation work, allowing it to be deployed in minutes and moved to a new location with ease. Envision Solar’s EV ARC™ products are manufactured in San Diego by veterans, minorities, workers with disabilities and other highly talented and mission-driven team members.
“California has about 40 percent of the United States’ EVs,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “Our EV ARC™ product is the perfect solution for a State that requires a scalable, sustainable and easily deployable EV charging infrastructure that does not require trenching or foundations and can be easily moved. We are thrilled to have won this contract and we are looking forward to growing our Californian work force to fulfill it.”
According to a report from NavigantResearch, the states of California, New York,Washington, and Florida will lead the United States in annual sales of PEVs through 2022. Envision Solar shares these views and is focused on being a major supplier to all key states needing sustainably powered EV charging solutions.