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Supercharger - Inyokern

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by fstech, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. fstech

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    #1 fstech, Jan 7, 2015
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    Inyokern found!

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    Between the Inyokern Market & the Inyokern post office.
    1353 Brown Rd.
    Inyokern, CA 93527

    These pictures were taken during construction on 01-07-2015

    IYK 1.jpg

    IYK 2.JPG
     
  2. Yombad

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    Yes...pulled on 9/2, record K201406075 , address 1353 Brown Rd. You can find it on the Kern county permit site.
     
  3. MikeC

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    Good find, guys!
     
  4. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    So, is it really for a TM supercharger?!

    Thx in advance!
     
  5. Yombad

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    It would appear to be. You can go to https://accela.co.kern.ca.us/citizenaccess/ and do a 'search applications'
    Applicant:

    MELANIE PARROT
    TESLA MOTORS C/O BLACK & VEATCH
    30150 TELEGRAPH RD STE 355
    BINGHAM FARMS, MI, 48025
    Project Description

    CONSTRUCT 26X45' CANOPY WITH 12KW ROOF MOUNT SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ACCESSORY TO EXISTING MARKET
     
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    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    Thx again. Nice!!
     
  7. fstech

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    Thank you Yombad for locating the permit details.
     
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    The permit also specifies a 26' x 45' solar canopy - the amenities might be a little sparse, but at least you can wait in the shade and run your car (partly) on photons.
     
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    More solar canopies, I like it.
    Good work, FSTech and Yombad
     
  10. callmesam

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    Mammoth Mountain here I come. Great find, OP.
     
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    So this is the first SpC on the route: LA > Carson City. Cool.
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  12. fstech

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    Update 01/09/2015

    larger conduit in the ground, rebar cages on-site.
    I had lunch at Bernadino's in Inyokern, well within walking distance
    from the SC. Food was great, I heard their weekend breakfast buffet with
    home made tortillas is excellent.



    IYK2.JPG IYK3.JPG
     
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    So far based on the pictures...I only see conduit for two superchargers, so this location will have four spots.
     
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    At the Q&A at the 2012 Supercharger event attendees asked for stations along 395 to get to Mammoth, just like those for Tahoe. Inyokern and Lone Pine may be just enough to do it, and it's nice to see Bishop on the future SpC map too. Thanks to TM to follow through on that request.

    Then I can justify getting chains for 21" wheels. Do I let my S get that dirty? hmmm
     
  15. abasile

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    Great location, as it's close to the junction of the 395 and the 14, and thus helpful to drivers coming from all over SoCal.

    Living in the mountains, our LEAF maintains a good coat of road grime all winter. This, along with the fact that we park outdoors, is one of the reasons we will be inclined to buy used when we eventually buy a Tesla. Nonetheless, I would not let a bit of dirt get in the way of putting a vehicle to good use!
     
  16. Cottonwood

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    Thanks for the pictures! Always helps make it real for us.

    Yes, that is a layout of conduits for 2 Supercharger Cabinets feeding 4 Charging Pedestals.

    Those rebar cylinders look like they are for much more serious structures than I have ever seen at a Supercharger Site. They are at a scale to support a highway overpass.
     
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    They seem about right to hold a large solar car port from flying away in a 100 mph wind.:wink:
     
  18. 4SUPER9

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    This is another amazing find. Thank you! How did you find it? Honestly, I am a little jealous that I didn't find it first. :p I have been scouring the internet for Tesla permits throughout Kern, Inyo, Mono and the local municipalities, without success. I guess I've been searching the wrong sites. :frown:

    I distanced the route using Inyokern. It adds about only 5 miles onto my journey to Mammoth.
     
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    The rebar cylinder cages are for concrete piers, probably designed by structural or civil engineer's based on soils report, and wind load diagrams/data.
    Their heft is not so much for the weight, but for the structural stability trying to keep the solar panel canopy in place from strong winds and wind uplift forces.
    Even a (correctly built) flag pole or light tower has a similar type pier base installed below.

    Great find by fstech.
     
  20. fstech

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    #20 fstech, Jan 12, 2015
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    Hey 4SUPER9 your hopes for Inyokern came true. :smile: I was just lucky to find the site, I went to Inyokern and locals pointed me to a rumored area that some type of EV charger was going. I found the construction site with form boards and conduit setup similar to other Supercharger projects. I never imagined I would stumble across the actual site during construction. :eek:
     

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