Photovoltaics for e-mobility
One of the characteristic phenomena of our era is changing mobility. Getting around has always been – and always will be – one of mankind’s basic needs. However, the way in which we do is closely linked to social changes and technological developments.
Urbanization, virtualization, electro-mobility and ecological sustainability are trends which will shape the future of mobility.
asola Technologies offers innovative products for electric means of transport.
When it comes to photovoltaics for e-mobility, we provide suitable solutions and products such as automotive solar applications (including solar roofs), charging points and stations (together with a suitable solar carport if required), and applications for grid-independent power supply and storage.
We offer AC charging points in the form of wall outlets with a charging capacity of between 3.7 kW and 22 kW.
RFID cards are used for authorization and approval. asola wall outlets have a LAN or WI-FI connection for smart functions such as an optional billing system.
Frequently asked questions:
1. Do I need a charging station or can I use a standard domestic power socket?
Conventional domestic power sockets are unlikely to withstand the very high current required to recharge electric vehicles. We therefore recommend fitting a charging point or a charging station, which is much safer.
Charging stations are easy to use and are well insulated so that there is no hazard for users. Both indoor and outdoor model are available.
2. Can I use any charging station or are there differences?
- There are AC (alternating current) charging stations providing 11kW or 22kW
- There are also DC (direct current) charging stations
- Where you can charge your car also depends on the plugs, voltage and current required
At our charging stations, you can charge your car with AC.
3. What kinds of connections are there between vehicles and charging stations?
In line with standard IEC 61851-1, we differentiate between three different kinds:
- A: The cable is permanently attached to the vehicle
- B: The cable is temporarily plugged into both the vehicle and the charging station
- C: The cable is permanently attached to the charging station
Types B and C are available from asola.
4. How long does it take to recharge vehicle?
The charging time varies on the battery, the vehicle’s settings, and the charging station itself.
Approximate charging times are given along with other information in our electro-mobility datasheet.
You can recharge your electric vehicle for free at asola by visiting us during office hours (9am – 5pm on Monday to Thursday, 9am – 3pm on Fridays).
Automotive solar applications
Smart, networked information and navigation systems have become more and more prevalent in modern vehicles and require increasing amounts of on-board power.
Solar applications in the roof can meet this power consumption and thus preserve the battery as a primary energy source for the vehicle’s engine.
Solar roofs, e.g. as panoramic roofs, can be superbly integrated into a vehicle’s design.
asola spheric® solar roof
In a special manufacturing process, solar roofs are ‘spherically’ moulded and individually adapted to the shape of the vehicle’s roof.
We build solar roofs as glass-glass types with various degrees of transparency or as opaque glass-foil modules.
Automotive solar roofs are used for passenger vehicles, light lorries and heavy goods vehicles as well as coaches and buses.
asola spheric® carriers
Solar roofs with a carrier system are a new development as an optional extra for new vehicles which can also be retrofitted.
Since no design changes are required to the roof panel, the costs of tools and development for a facelift are substantially reduced.
The carrier system made from glass fibre reinforced plastic is affixed to the standard mountings on the vehicle’s roof rails, meaning it can be easily fitted removed at any time.
We are one of the few automotive suppliers to have had our solar roof application officially classified as an example of ‘eco-innovation’ under Regulation (EC) No. 443/2009.
This means that any vehicle manufacturer can reduce their vehicles’ CO² emissions by using our technology.