Welcome to the Electric Vehicles (EV) For Solar Website
We bring together clean solar power generation and clean electric vehicles at the RET-Center in Windsor, Ontario. Our two solar powered carports can charge electric or hybrid cars with clean power and shade them at the same time. We have level-1 120V and level-2 240V charge capability, and we generate clean solar power from a total of 10kW of solar photovoltaic generating capability, plus other off-grid systems.
We operate two EVs, work related, at the RET-Center.
7th Annual EV Gathering Event, 10th September 2016 at the RET-Center
Come join us at the RET-Center on September 10th 2016 for our 7th Annual Electric Vehicle Event, in cooperation with the Windsor Essex Electric Vehicle Association (WEEVA). Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn about the future of clean transportation. Check out or clean energy displays while your at it!
The 6th EV gathering event at the RET-Center in 2015 was a success again, some links and photos below and on the following page.
off-grid charging of the Smart EV and MiEV, both charging at the same time from the autonomous energy cabin.
winter impression, Paul's EV is hidden under the snow.
Our Green Sun Rising Company Car gets a quick charge at a Level-3 charging station in Detroit.
A Tesla S from Ohio visiting the RET-Center. Our Level 2 Charging stations are always available for electric vehicles.
A picture of the second Level 2 Charging station, attached to a Green Sun Rising Carport in front of the Renewable Energy Technology Center.
Tanja Nuske and her brand new Mitsubishi MiEV, in 2013.
Tesla's electric roadster car stopped by for a quick charge. The roadster is able to travel more then 320 km's (200 miles) per charge.
Associate Michael Schneider charges his Chevrolet Volt at the Level 2 charging station at the RET-Center in Windsor.
Chevrolet Volt being charged at the Renewable Energy Technology Center in Windor.
The future belongs to solar and clean energy, just the technologies we support at the RET-Center, see www.RET-Center.com .
The RET-Center with four operating solar systems in place, plus more demos. The Center is housed in what used to be a large automotive factory, before it closed down. It now houses clean tech activities, and www.GreenSunRising.com, a solar company which develops and implements solar projects. We also produced solar products and also provide training in solar technologies, in cooperation with the St. Clair College, and the University of Windsor.
Our level 2 240V charging station, the first in Windsor Essex County and presently Canada's Southern-most EV charging station:
In Septemer 2010 we hosted the first Windsor electric vehicle event, in cooperation with the University of Windsor, more on the event page, followed by the second EV event in June 2011 and the third EV Event in June 2012, the forth and the fifth. Meanwhile the event is in its sixth successful year – the RET- Center hosted the fifth EV-Event in 2014. Please see our Events page for further details.
We exhibited a solar carport at the 24 & 25 Sept 2011 Windsor Fall Home Show and Green Living Show, at the Windsor Expo Center.
The future belongs to urban electric transportation, and clean energy generation.
Sagways being charged at the solar carport during the June 2011 event.
We organise and support events that bring solar power and electric transportation together. Please see the dates and event page.
Ontario Minister Sandra Pupatello at the RET-Center at the Grand Opening event in April 2010.
MP Jeff Watson's visit to the RET-Center in October 2010:
For further information regarding renewable technology, please click on the links provided below.