Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe in Venice, Florida, has upgraded their electric vehicle fleet with Solar Power. Solar EV Systems has partnered with Simply Solar Services out of Orlando, Florida, to outfit Aston Gardens with Solar Powered Shuttle Vehicles and Facility Maintenance Utility Vehicles.
Solar powering their vehicles will extend run time with 540 WATTS of Solar, a substantial decrease in dependence on utility power plug-in charging, continuous charging throughout the day, extend vehicle run time / mileage, and solar will extend the service life of the battery pack; keeping our resources in use longer and long term operational costs lower.
The Solar EV Team has not only created the first 540 Watt integrated solar roof, but the prototype became possible and fully scaled to production and operation because Aston Gardens wanted "AS MUCH SOLAR AS POSSIBLE." The stock roof of the vehicle was short, you had to bend over to get into the vehicle, so we created new roof supports and raised the roof over six inches with the help of our local fabricators, Lost Fabrication LLC.
This new vehicle has the solar capacity of over 60% from the electric plug-in charger. With the high efficiency monocrystalline 540 Watt solar system, this vehicle can be plug-in free and can operate via the sun and never be plugged in!