06 December 2011
Mage Solar, part of the globally operating Mage Group, announced that a Solar Tree with several integrated electric car charging stations featuring high efficiency Mage Powertec Plus PV modules has been unveiled at General Motor’s Company Vehicle Operations Facility in Warren, Michigan.
The 14.4 kW installation using 60 Mage Powertec Plus 230/6 modules is actually a sun-tracking Solar Tree designed, built, and installed by Envision Solar.
Envision’s multi-axis sun-tracking Solar Tree increases the annual yield up to 25%, or roughly 24,000 kWh total per year in this case. With its sleek design and smart technology, the solar tree not only harvests the sun’s energy in an optimal setup but also functions as a highly visible sign of General Motor’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. In addition, each Solar Tree provides shade in the summer and shelter from the elements as well.
Envision Solar has been chosen by General Motors to provide clean energy-carncharging stations for the Volt. Free standing pole structures like the Solar Tree allow up to six electric vehicles to charge simultaneously from an abundant, renewable energy source without creating any emissions. In addition, the modules provide a 30 year-80% power output guarantee and zero to positive 5 watts tolerance.