Envision (EVSI) is the first to invent and build solar parking structures Contrary to what you may think, solar units don’t require rooftops and cornfields—not anymore. Envision’s management team saw other ways to harness the power of the sun. That’s when their vision of solar parking lotswas born.
They are taking the billions upon billions of acres of unused parking spaces and incorporating solar structures that would be used to harness energy. That energy would charge hybrid or electric cars and offset energy costs for companies using grid-connected solar systems.
Within a company parking lot Envision installs a “SolarGrove” which is made up of an array of “SolarTrees.” Not only do the “SolarTrees” provide shade, they’re equipped with charging stations for plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles.
At the same time, those solar trees offset some of the company’s energy usage through grid-connected solar systems. Once they had the SolarGrove and SolarTree technology in place, Envision saw a way to capitalize even further on their innovative concept.
Envision has taken these solar parking structures and launched the first Clean Charge Solar Charging Systems to the QSR market—Quick Service Restaurants—better known as fast food. There are about 85,000 fast food restaurants in the U.S. leaving the door wide open for booming sales and revenue. Customers can charge their plug-in or electric hybrid vehicle while they eat—while the restaurant offsets some of its energy usage. It’s a win-win.
Clearly, Dell thinks this is a good idea Technology giant Dell has bought in on EVSI’s innovation. Dell is the very company Newsweek named 2nd on their environmental ranking of America’s 500 largest corporations. The technology giant has already installed Envision’s Solar Grove in the parking lot at their Texas headquarters. That includes two of Envision Solar’s Clean Charge systems that total 100.62 kilowatts.
All of these big name companies are using Envision’s solar applications.
For a young clean energy company to have Dell, McDonalds, Kyocera and Johnson & Johnson as clients, you know EVSI is onto something substantial.
Across the country Envision has installed solar systems for schools, hospitals, corporations and public agencies. In addition to the solar parking arrays and charging systems for cars, Envision also designs and builds solar infrastructure and building systems that include modular, light gauge steel-based systems with integrated battery storage capacity for residential, light-commercial and developing nation applications.
Here’s a quick look at just a few of EVSI’s additional residential LifeSystems solar innovations:
LifePod—doubles as a backyard office or guest room. With 8 solar panels on the roof a LifePod can reduce electricity usage up to 30% in the average household.
LifePort—a PV solar carport for both grid-tied and off-grid applications.
LifeBarn—ideal for horse farms or ranches, it’s sized like a standard barn and includes room for feed, tack and stalls.
LifeVillage—a grouping of LifePorts that become self-contained, decentralized power plants and power grids, including highly engineered facilities with limitless uses. LifeVillages are ideal for schools, clinics and medical facilities in developing nations where energy is unaffordable. They provide shelter, clean energy and purified water.
To date, Envision Solar has designed 9 megawatts of solar projects, installed 1.4 megawatts of solar
systems and has approximately 70 megawatts of solar projects in their pipeline. Projects have been designed and installed from California to Texas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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