Solar-protected and sustainable
22 kW ceiling-charging station LEVIAMP
In regards to power generation, they were relying on sustainability: The electricity for charging the vehicles partly comes from the solar system on the green roof of the multi-storey car park. The supply is supplemented by green electricity from 100 percent hydropower. If no vehicle is charging, the current is fed into a stationary intermediate battery storage. Only when this is fully charged is excess energy fed into the grid.
The advantage of the ceiling charging points above the individual parking spaces is that, in contrast to a classic charging station, they are not physically damaged by vehicles and can above all be used in a way that they save space and costs. The parking area can be fully utilised.
The ceiling-charging stations LEVIAMP from EASYCHARGE.me GmbH installed in the multi-storey car park do not differ that much visually from the larger, oval ceiling lights of the garage. The 180 degree-swivelling charging arm, on which the socket is located, conveniently and flexibly reaches all charging devices on all types of electric vehicles. After use, it can again easily and compactly retract under the ceiling.
All charging points in Euskirchen can deliver up to 22 kWh. However, since almost all electric cars can currently only charge up to 11 kW, the high charging power means that the infrastructure of this project is future-proof for the next few years. The charging points are interconnected with each other via a controller, which can be used to control the delivery of current from each individual charging station. This dynamic load management enables the intelligent distribution of the total output, so that a normal grid connection of 80 kW is sufficient to serve the vehicles refuelling with electricity.