GE strikes OEM partnership with Inovateus Solar for solar carport charging stations

Toronto, October 5, 2011 — GE Energy Industrial Solutions reached a partnership agreement to work with Inovateus Solar, a U.S. solar-power distribution and integration company, to build new solar carports with electric vehicle chargers.

GE Energy Industrial Solutions collaborated with Inovateus this year to build a 100-kWh solar carport, one of the largest structures of its kind in North America, at its Plainville, Conn., facility.

The solar carport can generate enough energy to offset the power needed to charge up to 13 electric vehicles per day, using the six installed Level 2 GE DuraStation EV charging stations, as well as all the overhead lighting in the parking lot.

Now, GE is partnering with Inovateus to bring the same turnkey solar carport solution, scalable to a variety of needs, to a multitude of facilities, including universities, municipalities, office buildings and sports complexes.

Inovateus will include GE EverGold Solar combiner boxes, GE DuraStation and WattStation electric vehicle charging stations and traditional GE electrical distribution panels and switches as part of its solar offerings.

Additionally, GE Energy Industrial Solutions continues to expand its offering in the solar category with the recent introduction of a new line of solar safety switches, also known as photovoltaic disconnects.

GE is a participating member of the EMerge Alliance, an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards.

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