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Paired Power Unveils PairFleet Microgrid Charger for EV Fleets

By: The EV Report Staff

Paired Power, renowned for its innovations in electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, has launched PairFleet, a customizable microgrid charger designed to expedite the installation of EV chargers for fleets of all sizes. This new system combines solar power and battery storage to alleviate grid infrastructure delays, offering a rapid and cost-effective solution for expanding EV charging capabilities.

Key Highlights

  • PairFleet is a scalable microgrid charger designed for various electric fleet sizes.
  • Reduces reliance on traditional grid infrastructure by integrating solar power and battery storage.
  • Provides real-time diagnostics and electric usage management through an intuitive app.
  • Successful deployments include businesses and wineries, such as Carr Vineyards and Winery.
  • Eco-friendly and cost-efficient, aiding in reducing carbon footprints and operational costs.
Paired Power Unveils PairFleet Microgrid Charger for EV Fleets

Paired Power’s CEO, Tom McCalmont, emphasized the need for scalable charging solutions: “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. 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.”

Advanced Design and Functionality

Developed in Campbell, California, PairFleet addresses grid inadequacy by blending existing grid energy with solar power and battery storage. This approach not only decreases daily charging costs but also provides supplemental backup power without necessitating an expansion of the current electrical service.

Each PairFleet installation is tailored to meet the specific requirements of the site, considering grid capacity and the client’s energy needs for EV charging. The PairFleet app allows users to perform remote diagnostics and manage electric usage in real time, ensuring optimal charging capacity and a seamless transition to electrification.

Proven Success

Paired Power has validated its microgrid technology with deployments at multiple businesses and wineries. For instance, Carr Vineyards and Winery utilizes PairTrees to charge a Monarch tractor, enabling clean, solar-powered farming. Owner Ryan Carr shared, “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. 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.”

Source: The EV Report