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Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Combining solar chargers in parking lots with an IT and energy management system, Solbanken is an easy-to-use, rental option for renewable EV charging.

ENVIRONMENTAL Transportation accounts for over half of global oil consumption, and is set to increase with a predicted doubling of passenger cars.1

SOCIAL Air pollution in cities caused by traffic is on the world’s top 10 list of killer diseases, according to WHO.

ECONOMIC Solelia’s rental solution allows for solarpowered charging with no upfront investment needed from the customer.

Solbanken (The Sun Bank) enables solar charging in connected chargers using parking lots as solar energy parks. The Solbanken platform connects new or existing photovoltaic (PV) systems to EV charging stations with smart grid functionalities such as “direct charging” from nearby solar systems and adjustment of power consumption to real-time solar production. Should additional electricity be needed, Solbanken automatically purchases clean solar electricity from external producers. The shading PV canopy offers protection against the sun and rain, and requires minimal area in parking lots. Why a Sustainia100 solution? Transportation accounts for over half of global oil consumption, and this share will increase if the number of passenger cars doubles as predicted by the IEA. Replacing gasoline cars with electric cars is not as environmentally friendly if they are driven on fossil fuel-based electricity. WWF estimates that Solelia’s solar-powered charging can save 21 million tons of CO2 emissions per year by 2022.

Solelia’s solar chargers partnered with its Solbanken system allows for charging electric cars with clean solar electricity. Developed in Sweden

Deployed in Sweden, Norway

1 International Energy Agency, “World Energy Outlook 2012.”

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2013 Sustainia100  
2013 Sustainia100  

Sustainia100 is an annual guide to 100 innovative solutions from around the world that presents readily available projects, initiatives and...