Semi-transparent solar panels on doors and roofing generate electric power, which is stored on board. Alternatively (if hocked up to the grid) electricity is sent back to the grid with money in return, as electric companies are forced by law to pay consumers the same rate as they charge.
The Solis plugs up with a retractable power cord to a specially designed parking meter and will provide the city with electricity through its solar panels and thereby pay for parking. When there’s lack of sunlight the parking meter acts as a changing station in exchange for payment.
The Solis would be for anyone that commutes in highly populated areas but especially the “Eco chic”, who values the “hip factor” and the fashion statement equally to its environmental footprint.
The most difficult part was to make a huge difference without making major changes to the layout and accessibility of the city itself. Parking spaces are split into two simply by paint and the regular parking meter is replaced to hock up the Solis to the grid.