Baka Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce completion of its brand new solar carport. As part of this initiative, Baka has converted 60% of their fleet to GM Volt electric vehicles, reinforcing Baka's green commitment. Built at the Baka headquarters in Toronto, Canada, this unique eight-car public access charging station was developed by renewz® sustainable solutions Inc. and combines equipment from Eaton Corporation and Giulio Barbieri S.p.A. of Italy.
The isola™ solar 20 kilowatt (kW) solar carport project was managed and developed by renewz® and features solar and EV charging solutions from Eaton Corporation. The station includes a combination of Eaton's EV charging stations as well as a unique Eaton solution that enables the complete solar-power distribution system to be integrated into one structure. The modular structure also includes Heliene® Ontario-made solar panels, high-tech LED lighting and security equipment. It is 100-percent waterproof and fully wind, snow and seismic code compliant.
This innovative solar powered EV charging station will generate enough clean, renewable energy to recharge Baka's Volt fleet for 25 years. This will reduce Baka's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 460 tons and permit more than 1.5 million kilometres of clean driving.
Time lapse video of solar panel installation.
In 2013, Baka's next eco-friendly project will see the installation of solar panels on the roof of Baka Headquarters under Ontario's Feed-In Tariff program. This undertaking will generate a combined estimated 100kW of power which will contribute to the grid and benefit the environment and local residents alike.
Baka a greener tomorrow starts today.