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Hakan Gursu’s V-Tent – A Solar Panel Car Charging Parking System?

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As everyone knows, the Sun is awesome.  It can provide more energy than the entire world uses in 500,000 years at our current industrial speed every second.  It’s really all that we need.  Ever.  For everything and anything.  We just need to be able to harness more of its power to convert to energy, and become better at the amount of sunlight that we can convert into energy.  Oh, then we have to have better storage for all of that solar energy we save.  The list is long, but distinguished.

Designer and founder of DesignNobis in Ankara, Turkey has taken the idea of utilizing solar energy in places that seem like perfect spots for such usage, and he’s gone awesomely crazy.  World, meet Hakan Gursu’s V-Tent, a concept solar car charger/parking spot.  Check this out:

This is a pretty awesome idea — park your electric car in your regular parking spot at the office, or at the store, or at a restaurant, right?  You pay your fee, the car charger opens up and covers your car.  You go about your whatever, and when you come back, presto — you’re charged, literally and figuratively.  This is a pretty cool idea!

As with anything – questions come up:

  • What happens if my car was too big or too long for the device?
  • If the parking system is in a sandy or dusty climate, wouldn’t the roll scratch my car with leftover debris?
  • What happens if I need to get into my car once the charging process has started?

Ah, it’s still awesome.  Check out some more concept images:

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Awesome work, Hakan!  Check out DesignNobis, Hakan’s team has some awesome work, and they’ve been winning all sorts of awards!

Thanks DesignBoom!

1 reply
  1. RickLight
    RickLight says:

    Wouldn’t it be better to just leave the panels up? No moving parts, power sold to grid or faster charging of other cars, simpler controls, no paint issues…

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