Solar Charging Station

Glendale now has a solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles in front of the library.

Envision Solar launched a solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles in Glendale last week.

According to a press release, the company manufactured, transported and deployed an EV ARC unit for Glendale within nine days of receiving the order.

“Envision promised delivery within 90 days. I was pleasantly surprised they delivered our new EV ARC solar charging station so quickly,” said Montana Slack, Fleet Management superintendent at the city of Glendale, Arizona. 

“Only nine days after placing the order, we have an operational EV charging station exactly where we want it. Our grid-tied chargers take about 9 months to install.”

Slack said solar-powered station “is front and center at our Glendale Public Library so the public and city employees have ready access to 100% renewable EV charging.”

Envision Solar said its system “provides 100% renewable energy, so both city employees and citizens can drive on sunshine.”

“We’re thrilled to get the city of Glendale in Arizona charging in just 9 days from when they placed their order,” said Envision CEO Desmond Wheatley. “As demand is growing for the EV charging infrastructure we are increasing our efficiencies and production capabilities so we can deliver more products in less time.”

The EV ARC product includes an emergency power panel for police, fire and other first responders, which can deliver power in the event of grid failure.

Manufactured in California, the devices fit inside single parking spaces. The EV ARC product generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day, Envision said.