Thanks to the subsidy from Interreg Flanders-Nederland, we will realize a network of 80 solar roofs, 80 bi-directional charging stations and 150 electric shared cars over the next two years. ’Share the sun’ is an innovative project that makes us think about mobility and energy differently and more consciously.
Local solar energy
The partners of ‘Share the Sun’ will install solar roofs in schools, sports halls and municipal buildings in the immediate vicinity of residential areas in the south of Netherlands and Flanders. This innovative project includes electric cars, which save and generate energy through the use of smart, bi-directional charging points when the demand for electricity is high in a sustainable and flexible way.
These cars are not only electric, but also part of a sharing system. By making use of ‘Share the Sun’ cars, which are charged by locally generated green energy, we can contribute to the larger energy transition.
In addition, by employing a sharing system, car use is made more efficient. Did you know that a privately used car sits unused for an average of 23 hours a day? One shared car can replace an average of four to 12 privately owned cars. This sharing system also frees up space otherwise needed for parking, making room for public green areas.
Shared cars – in addition to the positive, ecological effects on our (local) living environment – also offer a solution to socio-economic problems. Access to a shared car system can aid those with insufficient means to purchase their own car or for those who live in areas with limited public transportation options.
‘Share the Sun’ ultimately contributes to the energy transition by realizing energy-neutral neighborhoods, towns, cities and countries.