There are lots of clever people in the world and some of them work for Armor, a thin-film solar company located in France. One of its products is called ASCA, which uses semi conductor compounds based on organic polymers printed on flexible films. The flexibility means ASCA thin-film solar products can be mounted on curved surfaces, something traditional solar panels cannot do. In tests, it can be rolled and unrolled 50,000 with no loss of performance. Recently, the company demonstrated a car cover embedded with ASCA thin-film solar panels placed over a Gazelle electric car, according to PV Magazine. There is a lot of interest in adding solar panels to electric cars to extend their range but Armor is the first to fit them to a cover for a car instead of to the car itself. The company says its ASCA thin-film products can be incorporated directly into the surface of a car as well. It makes variations of the ASCA thin-film that are resistant to damage from high pressures and pounding.
Clean Technica 6th April 2020 read more »
Good Energy has continued its push into the electric vehicle (EV) charging market, announcing yesterday that it has entered into a new partnership with expert EV installers RAW Charging. RAW Charging has been selected to support Good Energy’s new One Point service for business EV charging installations following a competitive procurement tender. The company offers patented cable management and reliable charging stations with guaranteed operational uptime and 24/7 driver support, Good Energy said. RAW is also a signature partner of global technology provider ChargePoint, which operates the world’s largest EV charging network boasting over 110,000 connected stations. The news follows the launch last autumn of Good Energy’s One Point service, which aims to provide businesses with an “all-in-one EV charging service”, supported by 100 per cent renewable power.
Business Green 7th April 2020 read more »