Photo: Jay in Shanghai/Twitter
Tesla launches a second solar-powered Supercharger station with solar panels and Powerwalls in China. The innovative, environmentally friendly charging station opened in the Baoshan District of Shanghai.
On July 17, Tesla China launched a new Supercharger site in Shanghai's Baoshan District that combines energy storage with charging services. The new charging station is equipped with a proprietary solar photovoltaic system and an energy storage system consisting of four Powerwalls. The electricity generated by the solar panels on the roof will be stored in Powerwall batteries and then used to charge all-electric vehicles at six stalls. Solar panels, Powerwall batteries and chargers form a microgrid that allows for sustainable use of sunlight. “In the future, we will continue to dig deep into clean energy supply and further improve the world’s energy utilization structure,” Tesla said in a statement.
Photos from the new charging station were shared by Jay in Shanghai/Twitter.
Tesla China is ramping up Solar, Storage and Supercharging Station across China. This weekend Tesla China officially opened their 1st Next Gen station in Shanghai. @Tesla @elonmusk #Tesla #TeslaChina #Supercharger #Solar #Powerwall $TSLA https://t.co/bnGI3iYOnL pic.twitter.com/2WKTeJEaso— Jay in Shanghai 🇨🇳 (@JayinShanghai) July 19, 2021
This Shanghai Supercharger station is Tesla's second sustainable project in China. On June 23, the company opened a solar-powered charging station with solar panels and home energy storage in Lhasa, Tibet. That Supercharger was the first of its kind in China. The location consists of three stalls. The implementation of such solutions is an excellent demonstration that by owning an electric car, every Tesla owner can minimize their carbon footprint and reduce the negative impact on the broader climate situation.
At the moment, China's energy system is mostly coal-fired, but if Tesla continues to deploy renewable energy charging stations, that could make a big difference. The Supercharger Network is one of Tesla's greatest strengths when compared to other EV brands. Many other automakers are counting on third-party charging, but Tesla is constantly improving and expanding its proprietary and reliable Supercharger network. The company is already using solar power at some Supercharger stations around the world and will continue to actively deploy them in 2021. In regions where power grids run on fossil fuels, Tesla will try to add solar panels if possible.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.