GE Energy Announces OEM Partnership Agreement with Inovateus Solar for Solar Carport Charging Stations
GE Energy Industrial Solutions announced that it has 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 (EV) chargers.
"We’re very pleased to be able to forge this exciting partnership with Inovateus," said Luis Ramírez, CEO of GE Energy Industrial Solutions. "The renewable energy sources in our portfolio of products and solutions will enable us to continue innovating and leading the future of electrification."
GE Energy Industrial Solutions collaborated with Inovateus this year to build a 100-kilowatt-hour solar carport, one of the largest structures of its kind in North America, at its Plainville, Connecticut, 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 (PV) disconnects.
"This agreement is a fantastic opportunity that will help us bring to market and develop new systems for generating renewable energy," said T.J. Kanczuzewski, President of Inovateus. "We are very excited to be working alongside GE Energy Industrial Solutions to offer customers the latest innovations in solar carport technology."
GE is a participating member of the EMerge Alliance, an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe dc power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards.
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