Duo-Gard Provides Multiple Innovations in New Solar-Powered Charging Stations
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The world's interest in finding alternative modes of transportation to the standard gasoline-based cars has led to a number of innovations in technology. Among these is Duo-Gard's new solar-powered charging stations for electric cars, bikes, scooters, carts and motorcycles.
The world’s interest in finding alternative modes of transportation to the standard gasoline-based cars has led to a number of innovations in technology. Among these is Duo-Gard’s new solar-powered charging stations for electric cars, bikes, scooters, carts and motorcycles. The stations come in both standard and custom models and are built to fit the need of the customer.
The turnkey approach taken by Duo-Gard includes in-house design, engineering, fabrication, and installation services, as well as technical and field support on connecting to the power grid.
The canopy of Duo-Gard’s charging stations is engineered with continuous components that are completely sealed from rain and snow, unlike many solar canopies, which often have open gaps between panels.
“We use our standard canopy structural and weatherproofing details to create a weather-tight structure engineered for all climates,” said Michael Arvidson, the executive vice president of Duo-Gard, in a press release.
The stations are also net zero energy structures, meaning that they provide all of their own power without being reliant on any outside sources.
Duo-Gard offers a variety of aesthetic features that ensure that the charging stations can have a distinctive look, including in-house steel production and a variety of architectural framing finishes. The standard designs and custom models are available to all 50 states in the U.S.
“Our in-house capabilities in steel fabrication allow us to offer designers the distinctive custom look and features communities want today. Our stations combine aesthetics, engineering and value with a sustainable strategy,” Arvidson said.
The designer is free to choose whether the station functions as a free charging service or to install charging stations which require payments, including credit cards, to create a profit center.
“We’re excited to bring the market some distinct advantages that haven’t been readily available until now,” Arvidson said.