US EV charging network Electrify America opens 75MW solar project

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The annual production of the project stands at 225GWh. Image: Electrify America

US EV public charging network Electrify America has opened a 75MW solar PV project in San Bernardino County, California.

Boasting over 200,000 solar panels, the project’s total annual production is projected at 225GWh. The project was announced last year and the result of a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with solar developer Terra-Gen.

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With its capacity, this project can comparable to the power drawn by 500 EVs charging at once at an average speed of 150kW.

“This solar project is a significant accomplishment reinforcing our commitment in 2022 to back all energy delivered to customers on Electrify America’s coast-to-coast public, ultra-fast DC charging network with 100% renewable energy,” said Robert Barrosa, president and CEO of Electrify America.

“We expect the demand on our charging network to continue to rise with the increase in EV ownership. This project adds new additional 100% renewable energy generation with estimated annual production that exceeds our 2022 network usage,” said Jigar Shah, director of energy services at Electrify America.

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