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Sanya Skypump uses green energy to charge your vehicles

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Jul 25, 2011 by

Going green is the way to go these days and with products that use renewable energy taking the world by storm, we should embrace the change to help preserve our planet. Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and now, a more and more companies are joining the electric car bandwagon.

Urban Green Energy (UGE) and GE Energy Industrial Solutions have come up with the new Sanya Skypump. The Sanya Skypump is an electric vehicle charging station that harnesses the power of the sun and wind to charge your car.

It is a combination of Urban Green Energy’s solar-powered Sanya Streetlamp and the GE WattStation. It’s slim design makes it perfect for parking lots and roads. Lots of parking lots already use the solar-powered Sanya Streetlamps, so the Skupump would fit in perfectly.

Unlike Ford’s home hook up system and Ikea’s parking lot charging stations, the Skypump uses green, renewable sources of energy to recharge electric vehicles. A UGE-4K wind turbine generates energy from the wind, while the sonar panels on the station’s roof harness electricity from sunlight. The energy produced by these solar panels and the wind turbine is powerful enough to offset the energy use of the charging station.

The Sanya Skypump are meant to give a full charge in four to eight hours, which means that a quick stop will only give your electric vehicle enough energy to drive home.

 

via: Engadget

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