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skypump electric charging station
jul 25, 2011
skypump electric charging station


concept rendering of the ‘sanya skypump’ wind-powered charging station for electric vehicles, developed by urban green energy and GE

developed by urban green energy in collaboration with general electric,
the ‘sanya skypump‘ is a wind-powered charging station for electric vehicles.

the device combines a GE ‘wattstation‘ with an urban green wind turbine, capturing up to 4kW of wind energy.
standing 13 meters (42 feet) tall, the ‘skypump’ can be easily installed in parking lots, rest stops, and other areas.
it is equipped with an LED light (raised 7 meters or 23 feet from the ground), and even when a vehicle is not plugged in,
the turbine continues to operate, feeding energy back into the grid.

the companies will also produce a model of ‘skypump’  for home use, that utilizes GE’s wall-mounted ‘wattstation’.
GE estimates that the ‘wattstation’ recharges most electric vehicles to completion within four to eight hours,
although there is not yet information on whether the ‘sanya skypump’ will offer similar efficiency.


the ‘sanya skypump’


closer view of wind turbine


closer view of ‘wattstation’ base


placement renders

via engadget

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