Integrating Solar Into Parking Areas

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Nexus Energy Center to secure solar powered generator from Outpost Solar

Huntsville, AL. - The unit is providing power to the emergency shelter in County Commissioner Dale Strong's community center in North West Huntsville, the area hardest hit. The generator is the creation of former US Marine, Wilson Stevenson of Outpost Solar, LLC - Nashville, Tennessee. The unit was created for use in natural disasters and forward military operations... Read More

Outpost Solar In Partnership With Solectria Renewables
electric vehicle carport solar parking array

Nashville, TN. - Solectria Renewables, in partnership with Outpost Solar, provided two (2) 13kW PVI grid-tied inverters for the 20.16kW system installed at Richland, LLC in Pulaski, Tennessee. The solar array will generate over 24,000 kWh of electricity annually which will be used to charge the EVs. The parking area is 55’ long and 32’ wide and will accommodate 12 electric vehicles... Read More

Outpost Solar And Solectria Renewables (PV) And (EV) Installation

Lawrence, MA - August 4, 2010 - Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today the installation of its commercial inverters at the first photovoltaic (PV) system with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Outpost Solar’s parking area solar arrays combine function and form by integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging. Outpost Solar strategically decided to incorporate the EV charging stations to accommodate the growing EV market... Read More


Electric Scooter Is First Vehicle Charged At New Tennessee Charging Station
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Pulaski, TN. - An electric scooter, from Nogas Electric Scooters in Nashville, TN, is the first vehicle charged at the Richland, LLC solar charging station in Pulaski, TN. 75 Miles south of Nashville, a shaded parking area doubles as a solar charging station for electric vehicles. On August 4th, 2010 local, state and TVA officials converged on Richland LLC manufacturing in Pulaski TN to cut the ribbon on the state’s first electric vehicle charging station. The solar parking array houses solar panels on the top and shades 12 cars underneath... Read More


ORAU Hosts Area Teachers For Alternative Energy Generator Demonstration
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Oak RIdge, TN. - Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) hosted several area teachers on November 19 for a demonstration of the AMS-5, the Armored Modular Solar power generator, capable of generating 5kW of energy. The AMS-5 was developed by privately owned Outpost Solar, LLC. The AMS-5 will be used for seminars and educational opportunities at ORAU for the next several weeks and will be opened daily in the southeast parking lot... Read More




Huntsville-based Redstone Energy Group's center will showcase solar-energy systems, while partnering with Outpost Solar

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Huntsville-based Redstone Energy Group, which provides renewable energy systems for municipalities, businesses and the military, broke ground today on a center to demonstrate its systems that harness the sun's energy... Read More


Vanderbilt Green Fund solar installation combines student initiative, renewable energy technology

An innovative solar energy installation now adorns a concrete silo at the Vanderbilt co-generation power plant. The unique, 8.16-kilowatt, student-initiated solar project – made possible by funding from the Vanderbilt Green Fund – incorporates renewable energy technologies while providing access to usable, real-time electricity generation data that will be available to the public online... Read More

Outpost Solar and Nexus Energy Center Provides Power to Tornado Stricken Huntsville Area

In the aftermath of one of the worst tornado storms in recorded history, the Nexus Energy Center’s Cole Walker stepped in to help by coordinating with former Redstone Arsenal Garrison Commander and current city councilmen John Olshefski, along with Representative Phil Williams of the Alabama Legislature, to secure a unique solar powered generator from Outpost Solar ,LLC... Read More

Solectria Renewables Powers The South's First Parking Area Solar Array

Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today the installation of its commercial inverters at the first photovoltaic (PV) system with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Southern United States. Solectria Renewables, in partnership with Outpost Solar, provided two (2) 13kW PVI grid-tied inverters for the 20.16kW system installed at Richland, LLC in Pulaski, Tennessee... Read More

Solar Parking Lot With Electric Car Charging Stations Opens In Tennessee
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With Nissan all set to bring the Leaf electric vehicle (EV) to life near Nashville (technically, Smyrna) in the coming years, it makes sense for people in Tennessee to start laying a plug-in groundwork. That's just what happened in Pulaski, TN, where a solar parking lot – that is, parking spaces with an electric vehicle charger that is powered by solar energy – opened earlier this month... Read More

Pulaski Startup Turns On Parking Area Solar Array
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A first-in-the-Southeast solar project started generating power Wednesday in southern Middle Tennessee. An awning of solar panels creates shaded parking and a way to charge electric vehicles. The solar array came online in Pulaski, TN with the flip of a few breakers followed by the silence of turning sunlight into electricity... Read More

Tennessee Solar Carport Plugs ZAP Electric Truck
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Parking lots are going solar all over the world, but the first one in the Southeastern United States was dedicated this week in the EV-friendly state of Tennessee with the help of a ZAP XL electric truck. Pulaski, Tennessee dedicated its first parking area solar array with integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity capable of generating over 20kW of electricity... Read More

1st Electric Car Charging Station Opens With Station Located In Giles County
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Electric car drivers now have a place in Middle Tennessee to charge their vehicle while they're out on the roadway. The state's first electric car charging station opened in Giles County. It was unveiled by a company called Richland, LLC of Pulaski. The station generates enough electricity to power approximately four homes. It’s located at the "Future of Parking Lots" along Mines Road in Pulaski... Read More

Tennessee Leads The Way In Solar Carports And Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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The Pulaski solar carport is relatively small, with the capacity to shelter and/or charge 12 vehicles, but it is a big start, with a second, larger facility planned for Pulaski, as well as another in Knoxville. The carports will be installed by Outpost Solar, LLC. The first has been installed using only American-made components through a partnership between the state of Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pulaski Electric System and TVA, to which the solar power from all facilities will be sold... Read More


Solar Carports, EV Charging Stations - Wave Of The Future?
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The state of Tennessee has installed its first solar carport / electric vehicle charging station at a site in Pulaski. Known familiarly as solar carports, these charging stations are no different than traditional carports except for a roof covered in solar panels. The power produced by these panels can charge electric cars or be channeled (for a price) to the regional electric grid... Read More

Rural Tennessee Town Opens Solar Electrice Vehicle Charging Station
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Urban eco-hipsters assume it will be years before they can drive their limited-range EV’s far outside the alt-vehicle enclaves of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. But rural Pulaski, Tennessee, population 7,871, just began extending the city EV’s range. Local business Richland, LLC, fortified with federal and state grants, spent $180,000 on the Southeast’s first solar parking lot and charging station... Read More


Ceremony To Mark Start Of Electric Vehicle Charging Operation
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An unassuming structure on the parking lot of a local company will be charged at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 4. Congressman Lincoln Davis will activate the first parking area solar array in the Southeastern United States at Richland LLC, 1905 Mines Road, to recharge electric vehicles. “As electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt hit the market soon, a network of charging stations like these are important to the vehicles’ success,” Wilson Stevenson, president of Outpost Solar, said... Read More



Oak Ridge Associated Universities
November 15 - December 17, 2009
Oak Ridge, TN

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In the fall of 2009 Outpost Solar, LLC teamed up with the Oak Ridge Associated Universities' main campus. Our mission was to provide students (ages 10-22), parents, faculty members, local officials, and other local educational institutions with an opportunity to use science, physics, engineering, and math to learn about alternative approaches for solar integration... Read More


Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
November 11-13, 2009
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ


The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo was held November 11-13, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. More than 27,000 people attend Greenbuild every year, and its increasing profile and size led the USGBC to open this year’s event at Chase Field, home to Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks... Read More

Tennessee Solar Symposium

November 10, 2009
Renaissance Hotel, Nashville, TN

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The Tennessee Economic Partnership, in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, hosted Tennessee Solar Symposium on Tuesday, November 10 at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel to educate economic development professionals and site location consultants on the global solar energy industry as well as Tennessee’s solar economy and our state’s growth opportunities... Read More


ETEBA 10th Annual Business Opportunities Conference

November 2-4, 2009
Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN

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The ETEBA Business Opportunities Conference, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is one of the fastest growing conferences focused on federal contracting opportunities. Representatives from Congress, the U.S. Department of Energy and its prime contractors, the Department of Defense, and a number of other agencies present their latest information about upcoming procurements and how to do business with them... Read More

Solar Power International 2009

October 27-29, 2009
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

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The Solar Power International 2009 featured top-notch general sessions with a keynote address by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. There were also two CEO panels with captains of the industry discussing today’s challenges and opportunities. Through many partnerships with the industry, the Solar Power International has become the premier business-to-business solar expo and conference in the Americas... Read More


Technology 20/20 - Innovation Imperative Conference
October 20-22, 2009
Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN


The 15th annual Innovation Imperative conference was held at the Knoxville Convention Center Oct. 20-22, and it featured three nationally known speakers -- plus one of Oak Ridge's favorite sons -- to discuss innovation, business tactics, and access to capital in today's emerging economy... Read More