Spain, one of Europe’s solar and renewable energy leaders, has its first solar canopy EV charging station.
The canopy can be found at the Real Jardin Botanico Juan Carlos I, Alcala de Hernandez University in Madrid.
The station is equipped with 15 solar panels and nine charging docks and produces 5,600 kWh per year. Although the station is on a university campus, it is open to the public and is free of charge.
Intelligent EV charging Sendekia was in charge of the equipment and installation of the Madrid solar EV charging station.
Two of the charging docks are classified as “intelligent,” since they allow users to control the charging process from a mobile device. Furthermore, one of the two intelligent charging stations can charge a Nissan LEAF (assuming it is equipped with quick-charging port) in a little more than an hour.
The other charging stations are conventional Level II stations, which charge an EV such as the LEAF in about seven to eight hours.