Detroit may be most well known as the Motor City, but according to the recent innovations of Michigan entrepreneur and inventor Damon Dotson, it may as well be called the Electric City.
Dotson began his green business, Solar Works LLC, in 2007, but has since then proven to be an engineer of an even more noteworthy green technology than solar panels or wind power systems: the first mobile solar charging station for electric vehicles (EV) in Michigan.
While Damon and his team of engineers have already been selling and renting solar mobile generators that are capable of powering parties, bands, weddings and other events that need electricity, he is hopeful that the new version of the mobile unit will take his business to the next level. He even has potential plans to work with the major automobile companies.
“My mobile units are now also solar electric car charging stations,” he said. “Actually, I was just talking with Ford Motor Company, yesterday, about all of the possibilities.” Some of the details are still in the works, but Dotson already appears to be making some major headway with his new product.
The mobile charging station is compatible with all EV cars or trucks that use 120/240 AC volts to charge their systems. Dotson said it could take anywhere from three to 10 hours for a vehicle to fully charge.
In addition to the mobile unit, which will be adverted in the very near future, Solar Works will soon be selling a stationary carport for EV’s as well. The starting cost for either unit is expected to be approximately $13,000.
Even though recently adding these technologies to the list of products that Solar Works offers, the publicity of his units began almost two years ago when Dotson was invited to take his mobile charger to the Capitol building in Lansing to test it out with the newest hybrid Jeep at the time. He noted that he also had the pleasure of meeting Governor Jennifer Granholm while he was there.
When asked why he thinks it’s important to be green and sell eco-friendly products such as the mobile charger, Damon said he believes in “doing the right thing” for the environment and the economy.
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Author: Jennifer Griffin