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Ikea Solar and EV Charging

May 17, 2018

Yesterday was the Grand Opening of the Ikea Store in Oak Creek! Was I there for flat pack furniture or meatballs? Nope! Although I did try the meatballs… I was there to show support for their EV Charging stations, and nearly 5,000 solar panels on the roof of the store! This store is not particularly [...]

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Spinning the PowerMeter Backwards

April 29, 2018

Spring has returned to Wisconsin. Although we had a blizzard last week, we are finally in clear skies and warming weather. In fact, it’s been almost ideal weather in my area for solar power production lately. My garage has 24 solar panels, each paired with an Enphase brand micro-inverter which can output up to 225 [...]

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Amazing-E EVSE Review and Opening

September 2, 2017

A few days ago, I purchased an Amazing-E EVSE. I already had a Level 2 (240V) EVSE permanently mounted in my garage, but I was really looking for a portable 240V electric car charging cord. Ideally, that portable EVSE could run on 120V as well. The Amazing-E appears identical to the Gen. 2 Chevy Volt [...]

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Bye-Bye, iMiEV

July 30, 2017

Towing electric tractors, smashing my car, solar-charging Teslas, and saying good-bye to the Purple iMiEV… all just part of a typical electric car weekend at my place.

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Counterpoint: Why EV drivers should gladly pay for public charging

June 21, 2016

This is a guest post brought to you by EV enthusiast and fellow electric motorcycle builder Ned Funnell. He’s an engineer-turned-missionary who appreciates the simplicity and efficiency of electric drive, and doesn’t mind cleaner air for his 9-month-old.  Demystifying the Slow Growth of the Fast Charging Network- or, Why EV drivers should gladly pay for public [...]

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