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 |  May 27 2011, 12:02 PM

GE is introducing a solar powered carport designed for charging electric cars that uses solar panels that produces enough energy every year to power 20 homes with electricity.

Rather than a home unit, the carport is intended for public usage, with six charging stations allowing for a total of 13 EVs to be charged each day. Since the carport is connected to the grid, the unit can both draw and feed power, depending on the amount of electricity required.

The first carport will be installed in Connecticut, but expect to see this kind of technology elsewhere in the future.

[Source: CNet]