Toyota: solar charging stations
toyota industries corporation will implement electric vehicle charging stations for plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles.
The home city of toyota in aichi prefecture of Japan has adopted
this plan and ordered 21 charging stations to be installed around its local area.
The stations will be equipped with solar panels that will collect the sun’s energy and recharge electric vehicles. Stored energy will also be used in case of power failures during emergencies. meanwhile, surplus power
will go towards adjoining facilities or sold to a utility company.
This solar photovoltaic system will supply 100/200V of electricity and feature a connection to mobile networks and LAN in order to send authentication information of users to the data center.
The stations themselves will be ready for operation in 2nd half of 2010.