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San Diego’s Ocean Discovery Institute installs Solar Trees for EV charging

Envision Solar announced today that Baker Electric deployed two of the company’s solar-powered sustainable infrastructure products, known as Solar Trees, for the Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI) in San Diego.

Envision’s newest Solar Tree has on-board battery storage and the same ARC Technology used in the Company’s EV ARC products. They are designed to provide charging for electric buses, electric heavy-duty vehicles, electric agricultural equipment, public transportation and growing electric vehicle options in the construction industry.

Solar Tree products do not require a connection to the utility grid and will continue to fuel vehicles during grid failures and provide an emergency source of power to first responders or others.

Envision Solar has been installing Solar Treeproducts since 2008 for organizations like McDonalds, Dell, Kohl’s and San Diego Gas and Electric.

ODI empowers young people from underserved urban com munities to transform their lives, their community and our world as science and conservation leaders.

“With companies like Tesla, Daimler/Freightliner and Cummins bringing all-electric heavy-duty semi-trucks to market and with laws being passed in California and Europe, we believe the demand for sustainable heavy-duty EV charging infrastructure products will increase dramatically in the coming years,” said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. “This new generation Solar Tree product will serve electric vehicles in the shipping, transportation, construction and agriculture industries.”

California recently adopted legislation that will require automakers to sell more electric work trucks and heavy-duty vehicles.

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