Benefits of Solar Panel Parking
Over the past few decades, the use of solar panels for power generation in domestic and commercial sectors has grown tremendously. The solar panels use the heat from the perpetual energy source, i.e., the sun, to generate electricity.
Solar panel car parking sheds are popular in the US and Europe. In India, the concept is still at a growing stage. The solar panel parking sheds are like the regular sheds, with the only difference being that the roofs of these sheds have solar panels.
Benefits of solar panel parking sheds
When you park your car outside on a bright, sunny day for a few hours, the inside of the vehicle becomes hot. When you start your car again, you may want to keep the air conditioner running at full speed. However, when you park your car under the solar panel parking shed, the panels absorb all the sun’s heat and help keep your car’s interiors pleasant.
Whether you install solar panel parking shed for commercial or personal use, you can contribute towards reducing the carbon emission. By using solar energy to produce electricity, you can reduce the use of power from external sources. Typically, natural resources like coal, natural gas and oil are burned to generate energy, leading to emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to global warming and climate change.
The solar panels parking shed prevents your vehicle from being exposed to harmful UV rays, which can damage the car’s surface. Lastly, the solar panels parking sheds are long-lasting and need minimal maintenance. Once the solar panels are installed, they continue to work efficiently for 10-15 years or more.
Solar panel parking sheds and EV charging stations
India has been witnessing a steady rise in the number of EVs plying on the roads. With a growing number of people switching to EVs, the government of India has been taking many steps to develop a vast network of public EV charging stations in India. Tata Steel Nest-In, the leading modular service in India, offers a sustainable electric vehicle charging station known as ChargeNest.
ChargeNest is a unique solution that can be used for domestic and commercial purposes. These charging stations can be installed near the solar panel car sheds and use the energy produced by the panels to power ChargeNest and charge the EVs parked under the shed.
Posted in ChargeNest on Aug 23, 2022.