Giraffe 2.0 is a Hybrid Wind-Solar Power Station & Carport
The Giraffe 2.0 wind-solar power station is ready to charge anything from your e-vehicle to your home with wind and solar energy. It is comprised of a wooden structure supporting 24 solar modules as well as a wind turbine mounted at a 12 metre height. The design of the solution was released in 2014 at the largest design exhibition in Asia - Business of Design Week in Hong Kong.
The Giraffe 2.0 wind-solar power station is suitable for a variety of applications. It can charge a summer cottage, a house, provide hot water, light, power electronic equipment - either connected to the grid or in remote locations, e.g., replacing diesel generator (with a suitable battery backup). In urban environment Giraffe 2.0 can function as a charging spot for electric vehicles, as a bus station (self-contained or utility-connected) or as an educational renewable energy installation.
Check out the InnoVentum Demo & Test Site in Malmö's Västra Hamnen where our Giraffe 2.0 is installed.
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Award by the Wind Energy Association of Sweden in July 2016
European Commission has awarded the "Seal of Excellence" to the Giraffe 2.0 as an EV charger project
Product of the Show Award at the Energy Show 2016 in Ireland
The Giraffe 2.0 wind-solar power station is able to produce 10 000 - 20 000 kWh per year (depending on the wind speed and insolation level) providing power 24 hours a day, all year round. Special positioning of PV panels allows for stable energy production and gives solar energy during at least four (!) additional hours compared to a classic PV mounting. Below you can see live monitoring data of the Giraffe 2.0 installed at the InnoVentum's Demo & Test Site in Malmö.
Wind Turbine Certification
The wind turbine is certified according to all leading international certification systems
(which makes it eligible for all existing subsidies):
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) in the UK
AWEA certification in the USA
Class NK Certification in Japan