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Paired Power launches PairFleet microgrid solar charger and battery storage solution for EV fleets

By Charles Morris

Paired Power makes a solar-powered microgrid EV charger that can be used in grid-tied or off-grid applications. Now the company has introduced a new product called PairFleet, a larger, scalable version that’s aimed at EV fleets of all sizes.

As regular Charged readers know, getting adequate power to a site is often a major bottleneck for EV charging station deployments. Paired Power’s suite of microgrid products addresses this problem by combining energy from a site’s existing grid with solar power and battery storage.

PairFleet is designed to reduce daily charging costs and provide supplemental backup power, without having to expand existing electrical service.

Each PairFleet installation is designed to meet the specific requirements of the site, based on available grid capacity and a client’s energy and power needs for EV charging. Paired Power CEO Tom McCalmont told Charged that his company works closely with potential customers to assess their specific needs before making a proposal.

PairFleet comes with a full-featured charging management system that enables users to manage energy usage in real time, get remote diagnostics, and more.

“We found that many of our customers required larger scale charging capacity, so we scaled up our PairTree microgrid into a system that can charge larger numbers of vehicles,” said CEO Tom McCalmont. “Many customers are experiencing long delays for adding grid infrastructure from their utility for EV charging, and microgrids are a rapidly deployable solution to the problem.”

Paired Power has demonstrated its solar microgrid concept by successfully deploying PairTrees at multiple businesses, including Carr Vineyards and Winery, where the company’s system charges a Monarch electric tractor

“Thanks to Paired Power, we did something that no one else has ever done—we performed the first ever off-grid solar powered harvest in which we harvested eight tons of grapes with zero emissions,” said Ryan Carr, owner of Carr Vineyards. “Charging our tractor with Paired Power’s solar EV charging system allows us to reduce our carbon footprint while simultaneously making a big difference to our bottom line.”

By: Charged EVs