While the Carbon Day Automotive charging station in Highland Park is the first to be powered by energy derived from the wind in the world, it is not the only one in the Chicago area powered by renewable energy.
The Department of Fleet Maintenance in Chicago has also installed a Carbon Day Automotive charging station along with a specially designed solar canopy that uses the sun’s energy.
This initiative was strongly supported by the Emalfarb, Swan & Bain law firm and electricity supplier MC Squared Energy Services, which are both working together to decrease impact on the environment and encourage other companies to do so.
“Our law firm is dedicated to using innovative technology that will reduce our communities’ carbon footprint and guiding our clients to make a market transformation in their products and services that will create sustainable jobs to help the American Economic Recovery,” stated Hal Emalfarb, a partner at Emalfarb, Swan & Bain and the driver of a hybrid Prius that was converted to a plug-in vehicle now capable of over 99 mpg.
“Renewable energy is quite simply energy generated from natural resources—like sunlight, wind, and geothermal heat. By their very nature, renewable energy sources can be replenished in a short period of time,” added Chuck Sutton, President at MC Squared Energy Services, in a release.