Wind-powered charging station for electric vehicles
Sanya Skypump is a new wind-powered electric-vehicle charging station from New York-based Urban Green Energy and GE Energy.
Now installed at the global headquarters of waste management group Cespa near Barcelona, the LED-equipped Sanya Skypump features GE charging technology and a vertical UGE-4K turbine capable of capturing up to 4 kW of wind energy. Included on the base of the unit is a touch screen that guides users through the various charging options but can also be used to display news and ads. When the charging station is not in use, the UGE-4K turbine continues to operate and feeds energy back into the grid. Perhaps most intriguing of all is that homeowners can couple the same UGE-4K turbine with GE’s wall-mounted WattStation for similar EV charging capabilities at home, UGE says.
The Sanya Skypump was designed for quick assembly, and it’s intended for use in parking lots, highway rest areas, or any convenient roadside location, the company notes.