Paradigm shifting smart infrastructure solutions within energy harvesting and e-mobility win award in innovation contest
Smart Energy Road and Traffic System (SERTS) – a finalist of Infra Awards 2017 – participated in an award ceremony in Stockholm March 23 (Wallenbergsalen i Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm).
SERTS harvests solar, thermal, wind, kinetic, and hydraulic energy for storage and distribution through a smart grid. The vision is to enable access to limitless decentralised sustainable energy through smart infrastructure development and simultaneously urge the paradigm for e-mobility; the mission is to develop and commercialise an energy harvesting, modular, self healing micro smart grid with wireless, mobile dynamic charging for electric vehicles.
The SERTS infrastructure concept is a World Ecological Forum platform development that has received some basic feasibility study support from both the Swedish and Finnish government risk capital technology funds.
World Ecological Forum also commences a technology partnership co-operation with ElectRoad, an Israeli start-up company with special competency for dynamic wireless electrification system for urban transportation. The under-the-road electric charging beds allow for mobile and wireless charging for mission specific vehicles, for instance buses and cars.
“We can see great potential synergies in creating a common testing platform, a pilot facility for both energy harvesting and dynamic charging. We open up opportunities for OEMs within the vehicle industry and beyond to join us to advance the future of e-mobility.”, comments Alec Arho Havrén, SERTS innovator and founding chairman of World Ecological Forum.
“ElectRoad looks forward to establishing a demonstration and test bed for its technology in Europe, in conjunction to GotlandRing, world’s first sustainable race and test circuit, located on the Swedish island of Gotland, an eco region and most popular tourist venue in Sweden.”, states Oren Ezer, CEO ElectRoad.
“Energy harvesting, e-mobility, dynamic charging, and self-driving technology will be the main focus for the test facility on Gotland. These technologies create significant synergies and form the future energy and mobility paradigms.”, Alec Arho Havrén concludes.