Frequently asked questions about renewable energy & sustainability
A solar canopy is a covering structure that holds solar panels and offers protection from the weather.
Today, Electrify America’s 100% solar-powered chargers offer Level 2 speeds, charging capable vehicles at a maximum rate of 3.3kW.
Charging stations equipped with solar canopies integrate with the local electrical grid (and, in some locations, on-site energy storage) to help us deliver DC fast charging.
You can also find each charger’s maximum rate by checking the Electrify America app or the charger’s screen.
Currently, all Electrify America charging stations with solar features (both the fully solar stations and our on-site solar canopy) are located in California.
You can learn more about solar energy and photovoltaics for your home and other uses by visiting the U.S. Department of Energy’s website.
The electrical grid in each region of the U.S. puts out differing emission levels. This often varies by time of day and weather conditions, which may influence renewable energy generation. To see emissions in your ZIP code, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Power Profiler.