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Introducing the first solar multiple e-bike charging station in Canada!


To celebrate the start of the Sustainable Energy Symposium, a special kick-off ceremony will be held to officially open the first solar powered multiple
e-bike charging station in Canada. The opening takes place on Tuesday, April 30 at 10 am at Energy House on St. Lawrence College’s Kingston campus.


The Solar e-Bike Charging Station complements Energy House, the College’s off-grid renewable technologies demonstration building built by SLC’s Energy
Systems Engineering Technology (ESET) program.  The charging station takes advantage of the electricity generated from on-site solar photovoltaic panels
and storage batteries to charge e-bikes for campus and community users.

“The solar charging station is just one of the many ways we’re promoting the use of renewable energy on our campuses,” said Paige Agnew, Associate Director
of Capital Planning and Sustainability at St. Lawrence College. “Not only will this charging station have a practical use, it also provides valuable learning opportunities for our students in the ESET program.”

This service is offered free of charge and aims to raise awareness of off-grid electricity generation, promote Energy House and SLC as hubs of sustainability and demonstrate how truly emissions-free electric transportation can be done on a small scale. The Station is also used for educational and research applications,
providing useful data on e-bike charging and usage behaviours, as well as an opportunity to study the effect of this load on the Energy House facility.

The project was conceived and designed by Enactus/SIFE SLC team members Jason Arnold and Brian Fryer, ESET students at St Lawrence College, guided by
SLC faculty members Ian Kilborn and Pam Bovey Armstrong, and funded by generous support from numerous partners.