The P2P solar hub has been developed by a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge working in collaboration with green technology companies.
The hub integrates two types of solar technologies:
- an aSi-PV solar panels and
- a new concept technology known as a ‘plant-BES’, which generates electrical current from plant root interactions within the Living Wall on the outside of the hub.
It will be displayed at the Botanic Garden (Cambridge, UK) for a year while the team behind the project monitor the amount of current produced by this combined system. The long-term aim of the P2P solar hub research is to develop a range of self-powered sustainable buildings for diverse use all over the world from bus stops to refugee shelters.