Solar-powered public EV charging station opens in NSW – Australia’s first

 

We think this news from the end of last year is especially relevant for the upcoming one.  Here's the story about this ground-breaking installation from Renew Economy:

The NSW coastal shire of Ballina has become Australia’s first to boast a solar-powered public electric vehicle (EV) charging station, with the launch on Thursday of a 45kW “car shade” installation in a town south of Byron Bay.

The PV/EV charging station, which has been installed at Knockrow tourist attraction, Macadamia Castle, is also the first EV charging station on the Pacific Highway, and one of the largest solar installations on the Far North Coast.

The 45kW solar system, which has been built by Smart Commercial Solar, features 180 PV panels arrayed on a purpose-built car port structure, and will generate half of the Macadamia Castle’s energy needs while also charging visitors’ electric cars.

Click here to read the entire article at RenewEconomy’s website.