York University's Research Charging Port Features Modules Donated by Silfab Solar

On December 11, 2015, York University unveiled their new research charging port that features panels donated by Silfab Solar. Silfab’s 285Wp 60-cell modules will collect energy for the university’s electric-vehicle commuters and provide data for York U’s ongoing development of smart grid solutions. This project is part of an Ontario wide initiative to invest in Electric Vehicle charging ports. The Ontario Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, comments that, “charging stations that are fast, reliable and affordable will encourage Ontarians to purchase electric vehicles, reducing greenhouse gas pollution and keeping our air clean.” Professor Jose Etcheverry and the Faculty of Environment spearheaded this project with the goal to capitalize on Ontario technologies and products. He comments that the stations modular design is “tailor-made for Canadian weather and can be installed anywhere where solar resources are available.”

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