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Wake Tech Adds Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

August 28, 2012 10:32 AM | Posted By: Victoria Somol

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 27, 2012) - Drivers can now “plug in” and charge the batteries on their electric vehicles on the Main Campus at Wake Tech Community College. Two charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles, or PEVs, have been installed on the campus by Progress Energy Carolina as part of a research project focused on commercial charging stations. Two stations were also installed at Wake Tech’s Northern Wake Campus earlier this year. The project underscores the college’s commitment to sustainability.  


Wilmington to install electric car charging stations

March 22, 2012 2:00 PM | Posted By: Amneris Solano

SOURCE: News 14

WILMINGTON — City of Wilmington officials are continuing efforts to turn the Port City green.

Soon the first level of the Market Street parking deck will have a place to "fuel up" or grab a charge. Electric cars will have a charging station with two parking spaces dedicated for the vehicles.

"We do a have a commitment to sustainable growth and for sustainability you have to look at conserving energy and resources," said City Councilman Kevin O'Grady.

At Tuesday night's council meeting the board voted to support the Wilmington first charging stations and the two year pilot program with Progress Energy.

"It will allow Progress Energy to collect data on their usage. Hopefully it will demonstrate their profitability, so that in the future there can be private investment into creating electric charging stations throughout the city," said O'Grady.


Alamance County Rest Area Gives Electric Vehicles a Charge

January 12, 2012 2:15 PM | Posted By: Amneris Solano

Need a charge? Alamance County has got you covered.

Two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at rest areas in Alamance County, according to the Burlington Times News. Owners of electric-powered vehicles can use the stations for free, the newspaper said.

 The rest areas eastbound and westbound at the exit along Interstate 40/85 on the Alamance-Guilford line are equipped with Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations that can deliver 240 volts.The stations were provided by Raleigh-based Praxis Technologies Inc. through a grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce Green Business Fund Program. See pictures from a ribbon cutting on the NC Solar Center's Facebook page.


Solar Charging Stations Power North Carolina's Electric Vehicles

December 13, 2011 12:52 PM | Posted By: Amneris Solano

Two solar charging stations powered up in North Carolina in Decemeber.

Biowheels Responsible Transportation dedicated the first solar charging station on Monday, Dec. 12 in Asheville. Biowheels launched the project in a partnership with federal, North Carolina, Asheville City and a slew of businesses, according to the Mountain Xpress. This Brightfield™ electric vehicle charging station is the first of four solar power generating stations to be installed throughout Asheville, the newspaper reported. The station will generate five kilowatts of solar energy annually and will be equipped with three electric vehicle chargers. Additional stations are sited for Land of Sky Regional Council off Leicester Highway, the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus and at the BioWheels store on Coxe Avenue, according to the report. 

Progress Energy Carolinas and the City of Raleigh held a ribbon cutting on Dec. 15 for a similar solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at 616 S. Salisbury St. The project includes two charging stations in Raleigh that are connected to a solar photovoltaic (PV) array and battery system. PowerWorks Electric, headquartered in Moorseville, NC designed and installed the system. Advanced Energy, based in Raleigh, assisted in the design and will manage ongoing data acquisition and evaluation. GE Industrial Solutions provided the charging equipment.

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