Want to add an EV charging station but lack access to three-phase power? Check out this single-phase technology

by Brianna Crandall — July 9, 2021 — EdgeEnergy, a subsidiary of Single Phase Power Solutions (SPPS), has added Verdek Green Technologies to its sales channel.  As an authorized reseller, Verdek Green will offer EdgeEnergy single-phase electric vehicle (EV) rapid-charging station technology along with the other EV charging station equipment in its repertoire.  EdgeEnergy designs and manufactures rapid EV charging stations utilizing single-phase utility service rather than three-phase service, which is unavailable in the vast majority of the country, and particularly in remote areas.

EdgeEnergy’s products offer an easily deployable and cost-effective way to expand EV rapid-charging infrastructure in areas where range anxiety creates a barrier to EV adoption.

EdgeEnergy EdgeEV70 technology for EV charging stations

The EdgeEV70 is a single-phase solution for EV charging stations, providing the clean, stable, three-phase power that rapid chargers need to quickly replenish an electric vehicle’s battery. Image courtesy EdgeEnergy

Since 2008, Verdek Green Technologies has been supplying turnkey EV charging station services, including site survey, proposal, order processing, installation, station activation, user training, and ongoing site management.  The company serves customers across North America including workplaces, multifamily sites, retail and hospitality locations, commercial parking structures, states, cities and towns, GSA schedule commercial fleets, highway charging, bus charging and microgrids.

Ben Morris, director of Sales and Marketing for EdgeEnergy, commented:

We’re pleased to partner with the Verdek Green team, as they are well known and well respected within the EV community. Verdek Green understands the advantages that EdgeEnergy provides, and is well positioned to promote this where it will be most beneficial.

EdgeEnergy charging station technology uses revolutionary, patented technology to generate solid and reliable three-phase, 480-volt output for the DC Fast-Charger from existing single-phase infrastructure. “This allows EV charging stations to be installed across a variety of rural locations where three-phase power is unavailable or cost-prohibitive to install,” explained Morris.  “The Verdek team can take this proven technology to rural electric co-ops, cities, towns, businesses, parking facilities, retail and hospitality sites, and other viable opportunities across the country.

Much of the United States does not have adequate access to three-phase power, and extending that service is expensive (approximately $100,000 per mile), says the company. The EdgeEV70 is a single-phase solution for EV charging stations, providing the clean, stable, three-phase power that rapid chargers need to quickly replenish an electric vehicle’s battery. EdgeEnergy recently completed extensive testing and is building prototype units for installation at select sites across the United States. The company is accepting pre-orders for its production model, which will begin shipping this summer. The power source is compatible with most DC Fast Chargers.

The EdgeEV70 incorporates the proven technology of the 1-to-3 Power Source manufactured by EdgeEnergy’s parent company Single Phase Power Solutions. Built with rural applications in mind, the SPPS 1-to-3 rides through momentary power loss and can accommodate voltage fluctuation in single-phase lines while delivering solid three-phase power. The integration of the SPPS 1-to-3 in the EdgeEV70 provides clean, reliable, three-phase power to EV charging stations and, supports efforts to extend charging networks to remote areas like national parks, rural cottages and resorts and other attractions that until now have not been accessible due to the lack of three-phase power availability and limitations of direct-current rapid-charging stations.

For additional information about the EdgeEV70, visit the EdgeEnergy website.

EdgeEnergy , a subsidiary of Single Phase Power Solutions, was created with a vision for a greener, equitable, and more sustainable power infrastructure. The company’s products use patented Written-Pole large horsepower single-phase motor technology to deliver a power source for Level-3 rapid-charging stations. Single Phase Power Solutions, manufacturer of an innovative large-horsepower single-phase motor, produces engineered solutions and pump systems for agricultural, industrial and municipal markets.