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G.E. Unveils Solar-Powered Carport

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General Electric will unveil a new solar-powered carport for charging electric vehicles in the parking lot of its facility in Plainville.

Governor Malloy planned to help open the charging stations on Thursday morning. The 216-by-40-foot, carport includes four hook-ups for plugging in electric cars, and all the power will come from an array of solar panels.

Workers at the G.E. Consumer and Industrial plant research and make electric equipment and supplies.

The company hopes to eventually build similar carports across the country.

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