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Raigmore hospital welcomes Scotland’s first of its kind ‘pop-up’ solar car park and EV charging hub

3ti, which claims to be UK's leading designer, installer, funder, and operator of solar car parks, has completed the installation of a Papilio3 pop-up solar car park and electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

The first of its kind to be operational in Scotland, it provides hospital users with access to 12 charge points boosted by renewable energy. With a fleet of EVs already in operation at the hospital, Papilio3 will support destination and workplace EV charging, while addressing the growing demand for accessible and convenient charging in an area where long dwell times are common.

3ti said: “The rapidly installed unit has helped Raigmore Hospital quickly boost its EV charging infrastructure, and will encourage EV adoption in the area by providing affordable, low-carbon charging for everyone, regardless of access to off-street parking or geographic location.”

The Papilio3 is built around a recycled shipping container and – 3ti says – can be installed in under eight hours. The company said: “It can be easily transported and set up almost anywhere in the world. Today, Papilio3 is already in operation at several facilities across the UK, designed to solve many of the challenges facing transport, energy, and infrastructure sectors.”

3ti says that Papilio3 offers ‘a significantly improved experience to other charging stations’, and is pre-fitted with a back-office billing system and a range of technology and user features. The watertight canopy keeps EV drivers dry, while energy-saving motion sensors automatically operate the lights when a customer approaches. Fully operational CCTV also provides additional safety and security for the public.

Papilio3 is available from 3ti on a rental contract, and therefore requires no capital investment by customers. With a solar capacity of 19.32 kWp, the installed Papilio3 will generate on average 18 MWh of electricity annually – which equates to over 63,000 miles of EV range – and can fast charge up to 12 EVs simultaneously at 7, 11, or 22 kW.

Brian Johnstone, head of Energy, Environment and Sustainability at NHS Highland, said: “As part of our commitment to supporting the delivery of healthcare in the future, we understand that our environmental responsibilities go beyond our own services. As an organisation, we are looking to develop innovative ways to harness electricity and utilise renewable energy on-site, which Papilio3 is a great example of. With the introduction of Papilio3, NHS Highland is now in better positioned to support patients, staff, and visitors with EVs at Raigmore. We hope that this investment in EV infrastructure helps convince others to make the switch over to zero-emission vehicles.”

3ti, which claims to be UK's leading designer, installer, funder, and operator of solar car parks, has completed the installation of a Papilio3 pop-up solar car park and electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
The first of its kind to be operational in Scotland, it provides hospital users with access to 12 charge points boosted by renewable energy. With a fleet of EVs already in operation at the hospital, Papilio3 will support destination and workplace EV charging, while addressing the growing demand for accessible and convenient charging in an area where long dwell times are common.

3ti said: “The rapidly installed unit has helped Raigmore Hospital quickly boost its EV charging infrastructure, and will encourage EV adoption in the area by providing affordable, low-carbon charging for everyone, regardless of access to off-street parking or geographic location.”

The Papilio3 is built around a recycled shipping container and – 3ti says – can be installed in under eight hours. The company said: “It can be easily transported and set up almost anywhere in the world. Today, Papilio3 is already in operation at several facilities across the UK, designed to solve many of the challenges facing transport, energy, and infrastructure sectors.”

3ti says that Papilio3 offers ‘a significantly improved experience to other charging stations’, and is pre-fitted with a back-office billing system and a range of technology and user features. The watertight canopy keeps EV drivers dry, while energy-saving motion sensors automatically operate the lights when a customer approaches. Fully operational CCTV also provides additional safety and security for the public.

Papilio3 is available from 3ti on a rental contract, and therefore requires no capital investment by customers. With a solar capacity of 19.32 kWp, the installed Papilio3 will generate on average 18 MWh of electricity annually – which equates to over 63,000 miles of EV range – and can fast charge up to 12 EVs simultaneously at 7, 11, or 22 kW.

Brian Johnstone, head of Energy, Environment and Sustainability at NHS Highland, said: “As part of our commitment to supporting the delivery of healthcare in the future, we understand that our environmental responsibilities go beyond our own services. As an organisation, we are looking to develop innovative ways to harness electricity and utilise renewable energy on-site, which Papilio3 is a great example of. With the introduction of Papilio3, NHS Highland is now in better positioned to support patients, staff, and visitors with EVs at Raigmore. We hope that this investment in EV infrastructure helps convince others to make the switch over to zero-emission vehicles.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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