Solar Carport EVA-Lanxmeer
Netherlands' first communal solar carport with smart charging capabilities
The smart solar car park of the future
The solar carport in EVA-Lanxmeer was the very first of its kind in Europe. Featuring 784 solar panels with a combined output of over 200 kWp, this carport can charge many different EV’s simultaneously. It also features Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) Charging.
A prime example of the inhabitants’ desire to drive sustainable progress, is the smart solar car park, where (shared) electric vehicles can directly charge from solar power. As a bottom-up inititiative led by SmartHoods member Amar Sjauw en Wa, the community managed to pull off an advanced project that is years ahead of its time.
Its most impressive features include a smart charging algorithm that charges cars fast and efficiently, and automatically releases the cable upon finishing, to be used for the next car. Since 2020, Vehicle-2-Grid technology has been added that allows the cars to be used as batteries to manage peak power flows and help stabilise the grid.
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