DC Solar becomes official off-grid mobile solar provider for LVMS

LAS VEGAS – Thanks to DC Solar and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a dozen lucky fans will have the chance to get a charge out of the 2016 NASCAR Weekend.

LVMS and DC Solar, LVMS’ official off-grid mobile solar partner, are teaming to provide six solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles at this year’s event, which runs March 4-6 at the superspeedway. Twelve EV owners will be chosen at random to receive free parking passes for each day of the race weekend.

EV chargers at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 “DC Solar is a proven leader in its industry, and we’re thrilled to partner with a company of its stature,” said LVMS president Chris Powell. “Expanding the use of clean energy at our facility is a goal we continue to strive for, and DC Solar will help us do exactly that on NASCAR Weekend and beyond. We look forward to many years of a great partnership and are excited to welcome DC Solar to the LVMS family of sponsors.”

The charging stations will be set up at a premium location close to the LVMS Fan Engagement Area and ticketing gates. The multi-year agreement between LVMS and DC Solar will boost green and sustainability initiatives for both companies.

EV charger at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 “We’re excited about our new partnership with Las Vegas Motor Speedway and are proud to be the official solar provider for their off-grid power needs,” DC Solar CEO Jeff Carpoff said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for us to expose racing fans to the benefits of green technologies and to show how the sport can benefit from sustainability.”

In addition, DC Solar is providing 10 LED mobile solar light towers that will be used throughout the LVMS property on NASCAR Weekend. The light towers will run after sunset using solar energy stored during the day, providing fans with ample lighting in strategic areas in a safe and clean way.

Light tower at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

DC Solar is a clean energy company that specializes in mobile solar generators designed for off-grid applications that range from outdoor lighting to electric vehicle (EV) charging. DC Solar serves a variety of industries, including emergency preparedness, disaster relief, construction, entertainment, sports and agriculture, to name just a few. DC Solar’s mission is to promote a healthier planet by offering unique portable solar products that make a difference in how people use and think about power.

LVMS’ 2016 NASCAR Weekend begins Thursday, March 3, with a free practice session that runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time, and Stratosphere Pole Day follows on Friday, March 4, with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying beginning at 4:45 p.m. The Xfinity Series’ Boyd Gaming 300 takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, and the weekend’s crescendo comes on Sunday, March 6, in the form of the Kobalt 400 at 12:30 p.m.

For tickets, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to LVMS.com.


DC Solar Joins Forces with Bike Solar Oakland to Bring Electric Transportation to Jack London Square


Bike Solar Oakland, a community partnership that aims to bring sustainable urban transportation via solar powered electric bicycles and scooters to Oakland, CA, today announced the launch of a pilot program that brings eight solar powered e-bikes to Jack London Square. The e-bikes, provided by Fremont-based electric bicycle and scooter company, Mahindra GenZe, are housed in a custom-built solar powered charging station provided by Concord-based DC Solar. Other Bike Solar Oakland partners include the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), Oakland-based solar service company, Sungevity, and IRFTS Shadow Solar.


The pilot will allow Jack London Square’s commercial residents daily use of the e-bikes to explore, experience and appreciate Oakland in a whole new way, whether they are riding to meetings, running errands or simply enjoying the city. All e-bike batteries will be connected to a mobile solar charging station and powered by the Oakland sun.


Bike Solar Oakland serves as an important blueprint for the future of transportation in cities dedicated to reducing over-reliance on automobiles. Solar powered electric bicycles are an important addition to existing sustainable transit models, providing urban dwellers an alternative, efficient mode of transportation.


“Oakland is the ideal place to launch a pilot program that brings solar energy to the transportation sector in a way that’s never been done before,” said Annie Sartor of Bike Solar Oakland. “We look forward to this pilot project growing in scope and scale, to ultimately serve the transportation needs of communities across Oakland and beyond.”


“Bike Solar Oakland demonstrates that solar energy can impact the transportation sector in many ways, providing clean, accessible, and economical mobility options for urban communities,” Danny Kennedy, CalCEF’s Managing Director and Sungevity’s co-founder.”


“We applaud the City of Oakland’s longstanding commitment to clean energy and sustainability, and we were proud to design and build an off-grid solar product to power e-bikes for Bike Solar Oakland,” said DC Solar CEO, Jeff Carpoff.



About Bike Solar Oakland


Bike Solar Oakland is a community partnership initiative funded and supported by some of the Bay Area’s leading solar energy proponents, including the California Clean Energy Fund, Sungevity, Mahindra GenZe, DC Solar, and the Jack London Improvement District. The initiative aims to bring sustainable urban transportation via solar powered electric bicycles and scooters to the residents of Oakland, building a model that can be replicated in other urban areas around the U.S. and beyond. For more information visit www.bikesolaroakland.com.