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    Official: Lansing, MI installs solar EV charging station good for 300,000 emission-free miles

    The city of Lansing, MI, will reduce emissions and save money on its electric bill by going solar. Lansing celebrated Earth Day with the installation of a five-kilowatt solar carport, called "Energy Parking," supplied by Italian company Giulio Barbieri S.p.A. and its Canadian partner renewz ...

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    Report: How Robert Llewellyn drives his Nissan Leaf 1,000 miles for less than $9

    Oftentimes when we cover Robert Llewellyn, it's his plug-in-centric show Fully Charged that's in the spotlight. However, this time 'round, it's Llewellyn and his Nissan Leaf that come into focus. It's no secret that Llewellyn is a plug-in fan and that he is truly brilliant at conveying his ...

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    SolarCity offers solar-powered chargers for your home

    Solar charging at the Atascadero Rabobank – Click above for high-res image gallery
    More Americans will now have the option to "drive on sunshine" by juicing up their plug-in vehicles with SolarCity's newly released residential solar-powered charging systems. SolarCity has partnered with ...

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    UK opens free, solar-powered plug-in vehicle charging network

    For first time-ever, electric vehicles will soon be able to travel the length of the UK using a network of free, solar-powered "top-up" charging stations located near motorways. According to Ecotricity, the company that installed the network, range anxiety has now been removed from the electric ...

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    Video: Green Overdrive takes a spin in a solar-charged electric Volvo 240

    Solyndra engineer Michael Ahern recently looked on Craigslist for a used Volvo 240. Why? The vehicle – a $150 fixer-upper that's seen better days – was to be the starting point for Ahern's DIY solar-charged electric vehicle project. The 240 began life as a lowly family sedan powered ...

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    Nissan testing charging stations that combine solar with lithium-ion batteries

    Nissan Leaf battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery
    4R Energy Corporation, the joint venture between Nissan and Sumitomo, is testing seven charging stations that combine solar power generation systems with high-capacity lithium-ion battery packs at Nissan's global ...

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    Chevy Volt owners get a charge out of the sun

    Mark Hildebrandt developed a fondness for solar energy back in the 1970s. Over the years, it became his vocation. So, it's fitting that he counts on the sun to charge his Chevrolet Volt, right? Hildebrandt, owner of Sunventrix Solar in Saline, MI, says that:

    I made the switch to renewable ...

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    Beautiful Earth Group installs solar charging station in Brooklyn, NY

    Beautiful Earth Group (BEG), a Brooklyn, NY-based renewable energy company, has installed a solar-powered plug-in vehicle charging station right in its own backyard. Well, sort of. You see, BEG's solar charging units sits in Brooklyn Bridge Park – an 85-acre sustainable waterfront piece of ...

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    Nissan looks to add solar-powered charging station to headquarters in Tennessee

    Outpost Solar Electric Car Charging Station – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Japanese automaker Nissan has reportedly submitted a proposal to Tennessee's government officials seeking approval for the installation of a 300-square-foot solar-powered charging station at the ...

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    Nissan Leaf poll indicates buyers prefer solar power for charging

    Hire Electric's solar charging station in Richland, WA
    Based on an unscientific, limited, ongoing poll posted on the MyNissanLeaf forum, it seems like solar-powered charging is the preferred method for juicing up a battery-powered Leaf. Yes, the poll has only 112 respondents and, yes, the vast ...

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    Hire Electric installs Washington's largest solar-powered charging station

    Hire Electric's solar charging station in Richland, WA
    Earlier this week, General Motors provided a video tour of its recently installed solar-powered charging station at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, the birthplace of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Though GM's 18.2 kW solar array is certainly ...

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    Video: Tour the Chevrolet Volt's solar charging station at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

    Solar charging station at Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant – Click above to watch video after the jump
    How clean are plug-in vehicles? Well, despite the EPA rating that lists the efficiency of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt with a range from 37 miles per gallon to 93 mpge (equivalent) combined to ...

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    Car Arc's solar charging station just another dreamy idea

    Charging an electric vehicle (EV) via solar power is not a novel idea, but the Car Arc concept from modular bike park system designer Bike Arc attacks the task of capturing the sun rays with some modern flair. The Car Arc's curvaceous structure is made from extruded metal tubes that are shaped to ...

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    California couple powers home - and Mini E - with sunshine

    Mini E – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Peder and Julie Nordby, two southern California residents, can proudly announce that both their homes and their beloved Mini E operate "virtually free" of charge. You see, the Nordbys are part of an ever-growing group of people nationwide who ...

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    Toyota developing solar-powered electric vehicle charging station

    One of Toyota's numerous non-car-building business is getting into a new field tangentially related to cars. Toyota Industries Corp. is developing a new solar-powered charging station for plug-in vehicles. In Toyota City, where the automaker is based, 21 of the new stations will be installed at ...

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    SolarCity announces sun-powered electric vehicle charging network

    Electric vehicle drivers in sunny California can now look forward to getting some solar-powered juice for their rides. SolarCity and Rabobank are partnering up to install a series of EV quick-charging locations along Highway 101 between San Francisco and Los Angeles, one of which is already ...

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    Nissan and Showa Shell partner to test solar quick charge system

    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan is preparing to make a major push, starting next year, with its new LEAF EV and the ability to quick charge it is one of the primary selling points. However, doing 480V charging on a wide scale is problematic. First of all, there ...


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