The Black & Veatch Foundation is supporting research on solar-powered charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles at Kansas State University with a US$200,000 grant. The KSU grant supports the creation of an on campus solar charging station for plug-in vehicles. Solar panels will be used to power the charging station, as well as provide shade and protection from severe weather. This will enable researchers to study environmental impacts, consumer behavior and potential affects to local electric grids.

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