UK solar car park developer 3ti has installed three of its Papilio3 pop-up solar car parks with integrated EV charging at Silverstone motor racetrack near London.
“The UK urgently needs more widespread EV charging infrastructure,” said Andrew Troop, Sales Director at 3ti, “and we would encourage more businesses to take Silverstone’s lead by installing charging on-site.”
Papilio3 combines local mains power with solar panels, a battery and up to 12 fast EV charge points. The combination of the three technologies, the company says, optimizes the speed and carbon intensity of EV charging and provides grid balancing.
Papilio3 is made with recycled shipping containers. According to 3ti it can be installed in under 24 hours with minimal groundwork and no new grid connection. It has approximately 20 kW of solar capacity, and can charge up to 12 EVs at 7, 11 or 22 kW. One of the three Silverstone units will be augmented with 1 MW of power from an existing solar roof array on the Wing International Conference and Exhibition Centre.