Hendersonville City Square Solar Center has recently added 8 more Blink EV charging stations to the two they already had for a grand total of 10 charging stations. The total number of EVSE’s in Hendersonville is 20, so the solar center now has half of them!! So if you are waiting on a Roma Pizza or need to visit Vandenbergh Insurance agency, you are in luck as an EV Driver. No shortage of power here. The soar center has more solar assisted stations than a large parking lot close to the Titans stadium in Nashville. City Square boasts one of the State of Tennessee’s largest PV solar energy installations.
I’ve seen gasoline vehicles parked in these spaces; when given that the units occupy an entire section of the parking lot is no big surprise. This addition of EV charging capacity certainly puts Hendersonville on the map in Middle Tennessee. One hopes this will inspire other shopping centers to install EV charging units. Units at The Streets of Indian Lake would be most welcome. Shopping centers and malls have been slow to adopt to this technology; not just in Tennessee but all around the nation. Anywhere a car owners may spend an hour or more is an ideal location for a charging station.
Solar installation companies have been early adopters of this technology. In addition to City Square Solar in Hendersonville, Outpost Solar in Pulaski were one of the first in Tennessee, Integrated Solar in East Nashville and Lightwave Solar in La Vergne have also adopted the technology in the last year. The promise of driving a vehicle on sunshine alone is very compelling; many EV owners also own solar systems.