The Giraffe is even more powerful now - meet the Giraffe 2.0
Giraffe 2.0 is a Hybrid Wind-Solar Power Station & Carport
The Giraffe 2.0 is a hybrid power station 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 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.
The Giraffe 2.0 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