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Smart Green Charge: a community charging station that combines solar and wind power

In France, a startup called Smart Green Charge wants to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. To do so, it has designed an environmentally friendly recharging station that can be installed in an existing building. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched on Kisskissbankbank. The team hopes to raise a total of $36,500 (€30,000). At the time of writing, the total amount raised is $7,744 (€6,371).

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As the world gradually switches to electric vehicles, it is imperative to increase the number of charging stations. Indeed, the lack of charging points is one of the factors that hinder the deployment of zero-emission mobility solutions.

In an effort to change this situation, companies such as Mob-Energy and Volkswagen are already looking into the issue. And to say the least, the number of players in this field is constantly growing. For example, a French startup called Smart Green Charge has developed a new recharging concept that promises to be both environmentally friendly and ingenious.

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A revolutionary system

Founded in 2017 by two experts in renewable energy, the young company has imagined a system that combines electrical energy and wind power. The special feature of the SmartGreenCharge station is that it transforms an existing building into a charging station, with the equipment installation time ranging from 12 to 18 weeks.

The idea is to install solar panels on the roof of the building. And as if that wasn’t enough, the team plans to install an 11-meter high wind tower on the parking lot. The tower will have photovoltaic panels throughout its external structure. It will also be equipped with large LED screens to display advertising.

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All the production goes to a battery park which in turn feeds charging stations to recharge cars, motorcycles and electric scooters. Excess energy is returned to the building to reduce its electricity bill. This ecological recharging station is also upgradeable. Its capacity can be increased if necessary.

A participatory fundraising campaign

SmartGreenCharge plans to build a pilot station this year to demonstrate the feasibility of the project. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched on Kisskissbankbank. The team hopes to raise a total of $36,500 (€30,000). At the time of writing, the total amount raised is $7,744 (€6,371).

The operation will end in 54 days. Several formulas are available, ranging from $18 (€15) to $1,215 (€1,000). For a contribution of $60 (€50), you get 25 kWh of recharge, against 75 kWh for $180 (€150) and 500 kWh for $1,215 (€1,000). Note that there is also an offer at $608 (€500). The SmartGreenCharge recharging station has already seduced the juries of several competitions. In particular, it won the IDTechEx Europe 2016 award for “Best Technical development in energy harvesting and storage.”

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J. Frank Sigerson is a business and financial journalist primarily covering crypto, cannabis, crowdfunding, technology, and marketing. He also writes about the movers and shakers in the stock market, especially in biotech, healthcare, mining, and blockchain. In the past, he has shared his thoughts on IT and design, social media, pop culture, food and wine, TV, film, and music. His works have been published in Investing.com, Equities.com, Seeking Alpha, Mogul, Small Cap Network, CNN, Technology.org, among others.