Posts tagged: charging station

How Far Behind Tennessee is North Carolina?

Short answer: real far, when it comes to electric vehicle charging sites…Last summer my family took a trip to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Tennessee.
As a two electric car family, I popped up the Recargo App on the iPhone to check out near by charging stations. Here is what I saw (notice most sites actually had TWO CHARGING STATIONS. Compare that to our North Carolina EV Desert.

New 2013 Energy Series Classes in April

Registration form for Solar Electric Basics class. To register for the April 26th, Solar Electric Generation Class visit:

Photos from the AL Brown High School STEM Camp Visit

In July 2012 about 20 students from AL Brown High School in Kannapolis, NC and RCCC’s STEM Summer Camp visited our farm to see some alternative energy in action.  The sharp students asked plenty of questions about our 7.2 kW solar arrays, the evacuated tube solar thermal and our electric car charging stations.  Here are […]

Photos from the Solar Class at the Simple Living Festival on May 5, 2012

We had a really good turn out for the Solar Class at Dan Nicholas Park on May 5, 2012! About 50 people came to the solar class and many stayed after to talk about our solar charged Nissan LEAF(s).  Several folks visited our home later to see solar PV and solar thermal in action. Here […]

Thanks for “Going Green” at RCCC Today!

It was really neat to see three all-electric cars at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College today for the “Bright Ideas for Going Green” class!  And don’t forget, we have a solar thermal and solar electric generation class in April — see the previous posts here. We had some really good students in the class, including a CEO […]

Any RV Park or Campground is a Charging Station

It occurred to me a while back that with a portable or plug-connected Level-2 charger, such as the Leviton Evr-Green 160, any RV Park could be a charging station for an electric vehicle.  This really increases the coverage for someone with a portable station. Apparently, someone else has thought of this too. Read the story […]

Our New GE WattStation — Made in NC

Updated: 1/20/2014, Nissan released a software fix for the LEAF to address the issues with the GE Wattstation and several other charging stations.   The fix took almost one year to make it to general availability.  That was a long time for many LEAF owners, myself included. Please Read the Following Regarding Possible Issues Using the […]