South Africa's first fully off-grid EV charging station delayed by three months

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Bad news for South Africa's first off-grid electric charging network

The completion of South Africa's first fully off-grid electric vehicle (EV) charging station has been delayed by three months.

However, the company behind the station — Zero Carbon Charge (ZeroCC) — remains adamant that it is still on course to construct 120 of these stations a year after the estimated new completion date for its first station.
 
I call dibs on their batteries when the endeavour goes pear-shaped.
 
Why do they make the roof round so they cant mount solar panels on it?
it's probably more complicated to build a frame to mount the panels on, but I wouldn't say you can't mount solar panels on it. Just a needless pain in the neck to do so.
 
it's probably more complicated to build a frame to mount the panels on, but I wouldn't say you can't mount solar panels on it. Just a needless pain in the neck to do so.
Do you have to have 2 rain gutters too?
 
Do you have to have 2 rain gutters too?
Most likely, otherwise it just pours down the one side.

Their renders don't seem to include them. They're renders though so who knows what it ends up looking like.
 
Why do they make the roof round so they cant mount solar panels on it?
I don't think they're using those roofs to mount the panels. They'd need a bigger roof right?
They probably have dedicated mounting stands close by (with better security?).
 
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