Let the Sunshine In: The Rise of Solar EV Charging

Westport solar charging

Pulling up to the solar pumps at the Westport, Connecticut railroad station. It's electric! And solar-powered, too. (Jim Motavalli photo)

If there’s such a thing as a plug-in paradise, it’s something like what I encountered at the the train station in Westport, Connecticut on a recent frosty Saturday morning. Not only was the parking lot abuzz with electric cars, including Teslas, Fiskers and Volts, but they were availing themselves of free electricity from a 27-kilowatt solar display mounted on the station’s roof.

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