TORONTO -- GE Energy Industrial Solutions said it has reached a partnership agreement to work with Inovateus Solar, a U.S. solar-power distribution and integration company, to build new solar carports with electric vehicle (EV) chargers.
The announcement of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement was made Oct. 5 at a press conference at the annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo, an annual trade show dedicated to green building.
“We’re very pleased to be able to forge this exciting partnership with Inovateus,” said Luis Ramírez, CEO of GE Energy Industrial Solutions.
GE Energy Industrial Solutions collaborated with Inovateus this year to build a 100-kilowatt-hour solar carport, one of the largest structures of its kind in North America, at its Plainville, Conn., facility. The solar carport can generate enough energy to offset the power needed to charge up to 13 electric vehicles per day, using the six installed Level 2 GE DuraStation EV charging stations, as well as all the overhead lighting in the parking lot.
Now, GE is partnering with Inovateus to bring the same turnkey solar carport solution to a multitude of facilities, including universities, municipalities, office buildings and sports complexes. Inovateus will include GE EverGold Solar combiner boxes, GE DuraStation and WattStation electric vehicle charging stations and traditional GE electrical distribution panels and switches as part of its solar offerings.