Solar-powered EV chargers to be displayed at Hilldale on Earth Day

EnTech Solutions, a clean energy provider, will display and make available for public use two solar-powered EV chargers at the Metcalfe’s Market at Hilldale on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m.–noon. These chargers reduce overall EV emissions to nearly zero by using a microgrid system. A microgrid is an on-site energy system that can operate independently from the utility grid, making it clean, efficient, and reliable. The microgrids that will be on display at Hilldale were designed, built, and installed by EnTech Solutions. They draw 18 kilowatts of power each from solar panels and store excess energy in batteries for use when the sun isn’t shining and at night. The off-grid system is supported by a natural gas generator when a battery or solar power is not available.