Renewable energy EV charging company Envision Solar International has announced the first installation of its Solar Tree in the state of Florida.
The Solar Tree was installed by Tampa Bay Solar at 1810 West Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa, Florida, using Envision Solar’s state of the art installation manual and process.
“This was a flawless solar installation” said Steve Rutherford, President of Tampa Bay Solar. “It’s great to get a fully engineered product that we are able to install quickly and easily rather than going through a typical construction process. These tracking Solar Trees are eye grabbers and we are looking forward to installing many more of them.”
Natalia Levey, owner and developer of the project, added that the original building was the first Gold LEED building in Tampa Bay and that the Solar Tree was exactly what was needed. The tracking delivers a lot more electricity while adding an unexpected visual enhancement to the parking lot
Although Florida is in a hurricane zone, Envision Solar’s Solar Tree has been fabricated to be easily installed in any wind zone. The Solar Tree was invented and is manufactured in California. It shades eight parking spaces and generates enough solar electricity to power up to 700 miles of EV driving per day. Its performance is enhanced by the EnvisionTrak tracking system which causes the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. This can then be stored in an optional on-board ARC energy storage facility for peak shaving, demand charge reduction or emergency power provision.
The Solar Tree is delivered as a fully engineered kit of parts and can be installed very quickly with minimum impact. It is manufactured in the Company’s San Diego facility by combat veterans, the disabled, minorities and other highly talented, mission driven team members.