Two Oregon-based firms, Shorepower Technologies and Grape Solar, have partnered to provide turnkey solar-powered charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs). According to Shorepower Technologes, the “best of breed” system is now available to Grape Solar’s national network of 5,000 installers as the market prepares for the rollout of electric vehicles starting at the end of 2010.

"This is the perfect marriage of clean solar power and EV charging stations with two market leaders,” said Jeff Kim, president of Shorepower. “We are thrilled to be working with Grape Solar’s experienced team and state-of-the-art technology.”

“We have many inquiries from both private and public organizations who would like Grape Solar to offer EV charging stations in their solar projects: community colleges, universities, shopping centers. Grape Solar now has the best EV charging station options,” Ocean Yuan, president of Grape Solar said. “Just like Grape Solar, Shorepower is another success story in Oregon’s leading position in renewable energy. With planned installation of several thousand charging stations, we anticipate many will use Grape Solar panels and system integration capability to create truly renewable energy infrastructure.”

Based in Portland, Shorepower provides solutions for connecting cars and trucks to the electrical grid including Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) and charging stations for EVs and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).

Based in Eugene, Grape Solar, Inc. is a solar PV module solution provider. It sells PV equipment directly to residential and commercial solar installers nationwide. Grape Solar noted its panels are UL- and CEC- listed under the Grape Solar brand, and range from 175W to 280W.