How can a Charging Station benefit your business?
As part of OUC’s commitment to alternative fuels and efficient transportation, two of our three electric-vehicle charging stations at Reliable Plaza are powered by the sun. Located in our parking garage, the 16-panel solar array provides a total of 2.8 kilowatts of power to charge the vehicles. The garage has been pre-wired for two more stations that can be connected to OUC power as we add more electric cars to our fleet.
OUC can access a special website to track real time info and total system usage for its charging stations. A full charge takes about four hours. Users have a key fob for the charging station and supply their own power cord. Plug-in drivers can go to mychargepoint.net to locate available charging stations nationwide. Users register with Nova Charge to set up an account that links to their credit card. The power is billed by Nova.
At night or on a cloudy day when the sun is not shining, the power is drawn from the Reliable Plaza. And when the sun is shining but no car is charging, the power will be fed back into the building.
OUC's partners on the solar charging station are: One World Sustainable, which provided the solar panels and installation; project manager Axios Construction Services; Atlantic Steel; Live Wire Electric and Nova Charge, which supplied the ChargePoint charging device.