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Paired Power’s EV charging solar canopy now available via GSA Advantage

By: Solar Builder Magazine Staff

Paired Power‘s EV charging solar canopy, the PairTree, is now available in the U.S. via the GSA Advantage and Sourcewell lists (through partnership with EV Connect). This means federal and state organizations can purchase PairTree at the government’s best authorized prices.

PairTree is a solar powered EV charger that combines battery storage with bifacial solar panels. The idea is to increase energy yields and lower maintenance costs without needing tracker mechanisms and moving parts. PairTrees deliver consistent, air-gapped EV charging at zero cost for delivered energy. It is made in the U.S.

“We built PairTree to meet the energy needs of this century,” said Tom McCalmont, cofounder and CEO of Paired Power. “Whether it’s a combination of solar and grid power for commercial or government fleets, or purely off-grid energy for military base customers in remote locations, Paired Power delivers on its promise to provide users with clean, resilient power and a great, consistent customer experience.”

Traditional EV chargers require extensive permitting and approvals. The installation can be tedious because they rely on the grid. PairTree offers standalone EV charging that can be installed in less than a day without heavy excavation or construction, which makes it attractive for municipalities, governmental organizations, and businesses. The PairTree can be grid connected as well.

PairTree details | PairTree is designed for wind speeds of up to 130 MPH and 40 PSF snow loads.

Each PairTree combines a 4.6 kW solar array with a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and one or two Level 2 EV chargers to charge electric vehicles. PairTree’s footprint occupies a standard 9 by 18 foot parking space; multiple PairTrees can be installed side by side in a cascaded configuration to provide higher power to more EV chargers.

Source: Solar Builder Magazine