General Electric (GE) and renewable energy company Urban Green Energy (UGE) have unveiled what they are describing as the “world’s first integrated wind-powered electric vehicle charging station” at the global headquarters of environmental services company Cespa near Barcelona.
The innovative Sanya Skypump pairs UGE’s vertical wind turbines with GE’s electric vehicle charging technology to offer completely clean energy to power electric vehicles.
The integrated system incorporates both the energy production capacity of UGE’s 4K wind turbine and the EV charging capability of the GE Durastation in a single unit, with all required electrical systems located within the tower.
The Sanya Skypump delivers power through a GE DuraStation EV charger, which enables faster charging using higher voltages.
Designed for commercial and government customers, the Sanya Skypump combines environmental benefits with a strong statement to customers and the public.
More Sanya Skypumps will be installed later this year in the U.S. and Australia at shopping malls, universities and other locations.