EV charging developer Envision Solar has announced that the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has selected its EV ARC because of its rapid deployability.
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The order marks the first community college to purchase the EV ARC product. CCAC selected it because it is rapidly-deployed electric vehicle charging infrastructure solution that is tested, proven and emissions-free. The purchase of the charger will be made with funds from the Allegheny County Health Department’s Clean Air Fund. As a result of a federal consent decree, FirstEnergy Corp provided funding to the Health Department for environmentally beneficial projects at CCAC. The environmentally beneficial projects are solar panel installations at two campuses and an electric car charging station. The system does not require any disruptive construction or cause any harmful pollution, and it enables drivers to fuel their EVs with clean, renewable energy.
“CCAC is proud to be the first community college in the nation to use Envision Solar’s EV ARC charging stations on our campuses” said CCAC’s Chief Facilities Officer J.B. Messer. “This is one more example of how the college has embraced green technologies, which is also evidenced by our commitment to seeking zero energy certification status for CCAC’s new Workforce Training Centre, as well as the college’s partnership with the U.S. Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge and the Pittsburgh 2030 District”.
Envision Solar CEO, Desmond Wheatley, added that the City of Pittsburgh is already using its products to take ambitious steps towards the electrification of transport and that the company views community colleges in Pennsylvania and other states as a great market, just as universities are.
According to the U.S. Department of Education - Digest of Education Statistics, there are 1,462 community colleges in the U.S. (2001 numbers). Cleantechnica recently reported that schools, like many other workplaces where people spend several hours at a time, are becoming hubs for EV charging. Envision Solar views schools as a significant market opportunity for the Company’s products.