ChargePoint Services installs solar powered points at CEME

ChargePoint Services installs solar powered points at CEME


Two EV charge points have been installed at the CEME – Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence – which are powered by a large solar canopy. The two twin Evolt Urban units were installed by ChargePoint Services for visitors to the centre in East London.

The canopy provides power to the charge points thanks to 45 solar panels fitted to its roof, which can produce 10kW of electricity per hour. It has been designed to both generate its own power, and provide a shelter for those charging their car. Users can access the points through the ChargePoint Genie network via RFID card or smartphone app.

Paul Johnston, Operations Director at CEME, said: “CEME offers world class facilities in engineering, technology and manufacturing support services both to existing businesses as well as skills development support, our commitment to these services is integral to our high standards of environmental management across all aspects of our operations.

“Providing on-site electric vehicle charging which is largely powered by solar produced energy demonstrates our commitment to supporting a green agenda by reducing harmful emissions of vehicles used around the Centre.”

Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, ChargePoint Services, said: “This installation really hits home with the green energy charging concept, not only is it encouraging the use of electric vehicles, but a large proportion of the energy is being produced on-site, by solar power, further reducing the overall carbon footprint of the installation even further.”

Find publically accessible charge points on Zap-Map, with the new solar powered points searchable at postcode RM13 8EU.