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Solar Carport EVA-Lanxmeer

Netherlands' first communal solar carport with smart charging capabilities

The smart solar car park of the future

The solar carport in EVA-Lanxmeer was the very first of its kind in Europe. Featuring 784 solar panels with a combined output of over 200 kWp, this carport can charge many different EV’s simultaneously. It also features Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) Charging.
A prime example of the inhabitants’ desire to drive sustainable progress, is the smart solar car park, where (shared) electric vehicles can directly charge from solar power. As a bottom-up inititiative led by SmartHoods member Amar Sjauw en Wa, the community managed to pull off an advanced project that is years ahead of its time. 
Its most impressive features include a smart charging algorithm that charges cars fast and efficiently, and automatically releases the cable upon finishing, to be used for the next car. Since 2020, Vehicle-2-Grid technology has been added that allows the cars to be used as batteries to manage peak power flows and help stabilise the grid.
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Solar carport

The roof of the car park consists of 2 V-shaped segments with a total of 784 solar panels, generating a peak power of 200kW during a sunny day, enough to charge all EV's.
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EV car sharing

A communal shared parking lot charges EV's with local power. The goal is to create a fleet of shared vehicles, instead of everyone owning their own vehicle.
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Peak-shaving

Residents are exploring options to 'smartly' charge their EV's using an app that controls the charging of the car during peak-hours, in order to lessen the grid load.
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Bi-di charging

Since 2020, new charging points have been installed that allow for feeding in electricity. This saves money while at the same time helping to stabilise the grid.
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Aerial view of the car park 1
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Aerial view of the car park 2
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Aerial view of the car park 3

Any questions?

Amar Sjauw en Wa
Architect
amar@smarthoods.eu
+31 (0)6 14 13 20 65