ASHWAUBENON (NBC 26) — A station to help electric vehicles charge up has been installed at the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport.
The EV charging system was designed and installed by EnTech Solutions, a full-service clean energy solutions provider.
According to a news release, utilizing an Xcape™ microgrid solution, EnTech installed an EV charger in the short-term parking area which is powered by solar arrays with support from the electric grid if needed. The grid-tied system can be monitored remotely and was installed in two weeks.
“The microgrid-based charger at Austin Straubel can generate up to 21,630 kilowatt hours of solar energy annually,” said Scott Romenesko, EnTech Solutions President. “This is enough for the airport to provide around 300 electric vehicle charges per year, with clean solar energy as the primary power source.”
Electric vehicle sales are expected to reach nearly 30% of new vehicle sales by 2030, according to a joint news release from EnTech and the airport.