SunStation solar-powered EV charging system makes energy-efficient vehicles greener
Electric vehicles are a promisingly green way to travel, however the very fact that these plug into coal-fired grids to power up somewhat make their efficiency questionable. Helping EVs go truly green, a New Jersey company called Princeton Satellite Systems has come up with an innovative way to juice up green cars, called the SunStation. In essence a solar-powered EV-charging station, this one uses photovoltaic panels to charge electric vehicles with a 240-volt AC output. Capable of charging a 1.6-kilowatt battery in less than 10 hours, there are however doubts in regards to the systems feasibility, given the fact that these don’t really come cheap. Priced at nearly $27.000 for the smallest system packing four solar panels, a full-sized version costs a pocket-wrecking $55,000. And given the fact that electric cars these days don’t really come cheap either, driving green in these days might just remain a day dream.