In our future energy system we will live, work and drive using energy from the sun and the wind. By linking solar and wind energy to the emergence of electric vehicles, we can accelerate the energy transition from fossil to sustainable fuels. In order to realise this, we have to work together on smart solutions.
We charge our electric vehicles when there is an abundant supply of solar and wind energy and avoid peak hours on the electricity grid. We use the batteries of electric vehicles to store this renewable energy for later use, for driving or for example to use it for cooking or for heating our homes. This is crucial in order to meet the growing energy demand and to optimally use renewable energy.
That is why we are looking for the smartest, most innovative students, companies and start-ups in the world to help us unleash all the possibilities of smart charging. The team that comes up with the best idea will win a monetary amount and will receive support to further develop and implement their idea.
Improving the (local) use of excess solar power;
Balancing the energy flows in the grid;
Making it easy to find the best available charging spot.
We will provide participating teams with a wide variety of data sources to use, experts to consult, interesting speakers, networking opportunities, food and entertainment. Charge your laptop and your brain, come join the “Smart Charging Challenge” hackathon.