Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sanyo’s solar panel parking lots get into the motion


At a time when eneloop electric bicycles from Sanyo are not just off our memory, the company strikes again with two solar powered parking lots for 100 eneloop bikes in Tokyo. These parking lots are the part of Sanyo’s initiative intended to lower...

sanyos solar panel parking lots


At a time when eneloop electric bicycles from Sanyo are not just off our memory, the company strikes again with two solar powered parking lots for 100 eneloop bikes in Tokyo. These parking lots are the part of Sanyo’s initiative intended to lower down the CO2 emission by generating and storing the renewable energy.


These solar parking lots are located in the Tokyu Den-en Toshi rail lines in the ward of Setagaya and 80 bikes parked there will be available as community bicycles for local residents and visitors. The parking lots solely rely on rooftop photovoltaic panels for the energy and store it in lithium ion batteries. Even rainy days don’t afflict the systems to work efficiently.



The zero emission system that involves high-efficiency 7.56kW HIT solar panels is used for two purposes: capturing energy and conduit it to recharge lithium ion eneloop bike batteries and to illuminate the LEDs used in the parking lot.


The eneloop electric bicycles take approximately 3.5 hours to recharge and will also house standard outlets to power electrical equipment in an emergency. And the company is also promoting it as a solution for housing, transport, manufacturing, and other public facilities.


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Via: cnet




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