Renault stands its smart island in Portugal with an electrical ecosystem, in which cars can exchange energy and return surplus in shared storage.
The French automaker Renault introduced the project of a small electrified island, which will be fully provided with electricity for account of " clean " energy. A scurrying to roads of the island, electric vehicles will be able to exchange energy and return surplus in a common storehouse, enough for everyone. Such energy communism. According to Engadget, for the project, a small Portuguese island of Porto Santo population in 5 thousand inhabitants.
Why is it at all?
The main problem of natural energy in that it depends on this very nature. No sun for panels or wind for windmills - no and energy. Renault electric cars can solve this problem by speaking in role of energy storage facilities. Thanks to the " smart " charging system they will be charged in those hours when electricity is in electrical network with more than because the island is small and a local resident for requires a full charge of batteries electric cars, surplus electricity will be given back to network in peak hours.
How real it is
By According to experts, the main problem of this project - Rapid depreciation of electric vehicle batteries. If they constantly transmit back and forth tens of kilowatts of energy, then a long time live, and this raises the question of the economic benefits of project. Therefore, the first stage will give 20 volunteers 20 models Zoe and Kango ZE and build 40 charging stations by the whole island. If everything goes as it should, then The company will distribute the experiment to the home Powervault charging stations, which will be connected to the the general electrical network of the island. AND cars can return surplus energy in shared storage.