Solar Charging, For Electric Automobiles, As A Form Of Transport

Photovoltic Array
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A huge photovoltic array was suspended over a parking spot in one corner of a parking lot directly across the street from Java House in San Francisco, California.


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The Sign
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The sign at the back of the parking spot described how to use this solar charging station. It read (in part):

Welcome to FREE
EV Solar Charging
Brought to you by the Port of
San Francisco and Impark external link
Parking, with a grant from the
11th Hour Project. external link


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Scale
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Two people walked past the charging station which can give you an idea of its size. Notice the white pad on the ground where the electric vehicle is supposed to park.


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The Charger Plug
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The charger plug's instructions:

Charger Plug
must be returned
to the receptacle
before and after
each charge.


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The Bosch Xpress
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The Bosch Xpress external link controlled the charging. It had power and status lights, a charge button, and a "Reset" button.


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