Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 Environment

Charging Electric Cars in a Solar Forest


With the number of electric vehicles increasing, as a result of the fact that more people are becoming aware about the environmental issues, new ideas are generated by different talented designers who look forward to supply electric cars with clean energy.

One of such designers is Neville Mars who came up with the idea of designing a striking EV charging station which resembles an evergreen open space of solar trees. You can find more inventions that harness solar energy here at www.InfoNIAC.com - check the links at the bottom of the story.

The photovoltaic forest has two functions: first of all solar tree harness solar energy to charge electric vehicles and secondly the shades of solar trees cover vehicles from the hot sun while they charge, reports EcoFriend.

Every solar tree features a set of photovoltaic leaves installed on poles and the base of each tree carries a power outlet. Thus whenever a person parks a car under a solar tree they can instantly connect the vehicle to the socket to charge the car. This is a truly inspiring idea to use a forest-like parking lot that exploits renewable energy.

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45 votes

//10 Mar 31, 2010 06:05 AM | posted by: subash
it is very goog and eco-friendly idea. i like it ...
52 votes

//9 Feb 22, 2010 03:39 PM | posted by: inni
its jus a spectacular idea hpe dat becomes true.. lol
48 votes

//8 Nov 27, 2009 11:49 AM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
and hence, it would be more use to make the 'forest' flat, so that none of the solar elements would be in shade...
53 votes

//7 Nov 27, 2009 11:48 AM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
on the last photo there are 'leaves' of this solar trees, which are covered by the leaves, that are higher! thus, they are in shade (at least for some time of the day)
53 votes

//6 Nov 27, 2009 11:44 AM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
the idea is fantastic!
52 votes

//5 Sep 02, 2009 05:35 PM | posted by: Neha Jaiswal
It 's really a fantastic idea.
49 votes

//4 Aug 28, 2009 05:23 PM | posted by: PRANSHU DWIVEDI
57 votes

//3 Aug 01, 2009 04:21 PM | posted by: willie
this intention is beautifull
53 votes

//2 Jul 28, 2009 08:48 PM | posted by: dave
...this is the most inefficient solar pv layout i've ever seen. the designer almost certainly has a grossly malnourished knowledge of how solar pv works. look up the effects of shading a pv panel
50 votes

//1 Jul 28, 2009 06:03 PM | posted by: Aaroneous
Where can I get an electric PT Cruiser?!?

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