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City of Campbell Adds EV Charging 

By Smart Energy Decisions

The City of Campbell, California, is now able to deliver sustainable energy for its first electric vehicle in its Public Works Service Center.

The city partnered with Paired Power, a solar microgrid manufacturer, which will deliver solar electricity through its revolutionary pop-up solar canopy, PairTree. PairTree is combined with Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers and management software from EV Connect. The installation will charge the city’s first EV truck, a Ford F-150 Lightning Pro.

The infrastructure was purchased using the resiliency grant from Silicon Valley Clean Energy and provides an opportunity for the city and its Public Works Department to integrate EVs into its service center fleet.

“We’re excited to add PairTree solar EV charging that’s truly green here at the Service Yard,” said Peri Newby, Environmental Program Specialist at Campbell Public Works Department, in a statement. “This installation by Paired Power and EV Connect reflects the City of Campbell’s commitment to a sustainable future and clean energy.”

By combining solar power with available grid power and battery storage to deliver day or night charging for electric vehicles, Paired Power’s PairTree provides a fully resilient source of electricity and emergency backup power during grid outages, which helps to lower the city’s dependence on the grid.

Source: Smart Energy Decisions