>Talk about sustainable energy — recharge your electric car with solar power. There are a handful of solar-powered charging stations around the world where drivers can juice up their EV vehicles, and one of them has just opened in New York City.
This solar-powered EV charging station is near the headquarters of Beautiful Earth Group, a sustainable energy company, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The solar power system is built out of old steel shipping containers, and entirely powered by state-of-the-art Sharp 235 watt photovoltaic panels.
The solar-powered EV charging station is being used to charge the plug-in electric MINI E being tested by Beautiful Earth Group. There are about 500 electric MINI E vehicles, but this is the only one to run exclusively on solar power.