Glastonbury founder, Michael Eavis became the first person to use Bristol’s own public solar-powered charging car port.
Installed by Solarsense at the company’s headquarters in Brockley, near Backwell, the point is available for any electric car owner to use, free of charge and free of emissions. It is the first of its kind in the region and the first free community charging point.
Michael Eavis ,an electric car owner, was selected to christen the car port after he installed an array of solar panels at his Glastonbury farm. Eavis , a Nissan LEAF owner enthused about the virtues of driving an electric car for cleaner transport, telling solarpowerportal.co.uk: “Electric cars are a wonderful opportunity for somewhere like Bristol which has a problem with air quality – the quickest way to improve air quality is to switch to electric cars.
“I like driving my electric car because it’s so quiet I can hear my wife talking and the birds singing, and I can charge it with the free electricity generated by our solar photovoltaic system on the farm.”
Solarsense hosted an open day on its premises to help showcase low carbon options and to announce the availability of the new car port.
Steve Barrett of Solarsense told the solar website: “As a company we’re committed to helping people reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions using renewable energy while minimising our own carbon footprint, and the solar carport will help us do that and enable anybody to charge their own electric vehicle for free.”
Faye has been writing about cars and environmental issues since 2007. A suspected eco-warrior working on the corporate inside, Faye mainly likes the weird, quirky vehicles that show a distinct environmental advantage. Her ideal car has enough room to fit a bale of hay in the boot. When not working, she likes nothing better than to head out on her bicycle and explore the countryside.
September 11, 2012
Filed under: Solar
This is great news! As more and more perks for electric vehicles come about, such as solar carports, more people will want to drive them and we will reduce our dependance on oil.
September 18, 2012