James Madison University installs Solar-powered EV charging system

Dec. 16, 2021
The Beam Global EV ARC system comes equipped with Enel X JuiceBox® Pro EV chargers

Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University has deployed clean transportation solutions firm Beam Global’s EV ARC solar-powered EV charging system for fleet, student, faculty and visitor EVs.

The system was funded through the U.S. Department of Energy in the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership. Additionally, it supports university education programs in sustainability and clean technology.

"Virginia Clean Cities is excited to host this innovative electric vehicle charging station right here in Harrisonburg. This not only provides zero emission vehicle charging from electricity sourced from pure sunshine, but also serves as a valuable research and teaching tool for students at James Madison University, and is part of a two-station pilot program in Virginia and West Virginia,” said Alleyn Harned, executive director of VCC at JMU.The EV ARC system is powered by renewable energy. It generates and stores its clean electricity and comes equipped with 2 factory-integrated Enel X JuiceBox® Pro EV chargers. The system is solar-powered and did not require any electrical upgrades.

 Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley said, “James Madison University is the latest educational institution to enjoy the benefits of driving on sunshine while teaching about clean technology and sustainability.”

Virginia Clean Cities is a federally sponsored non-profit with offices on the JMU campus. VCC formed its partnership with the school in 2009.

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