3ti solar car park and EV charging hub for NHS Scotland


3ti, the designer, installer, funder and operator of Solar Car Parks, has completed the installation of a Papilio3 pop-up solar car park and EV charging hub at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, Scotland.

The latest delivery is the first of its kind to be operational in Scotland and 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.

The Papilio3 is built around a recycled shipping container and can be installed in under eight hours.

With a solar capacity of 19.32kWp, the installed Papilio3 will generate on average 18MWh 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 22kW.

Today, Papilio3 is already in operation at several facilities across the UK and is pre-fitted with a back-office billing system and a range of technology and user features.

The water-tight canopy keeps EV drivers dry, while energy saving motion sensors automatically operate the lights when a customer approaches.

Brian Johnstone, Head of Energy, Environment and Sustainability at NHS Highland, said: “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 better positioned to support patients, staff and visitors with EVs at Raigmore.”

Shaun Wightman-Smith, Business Development Manager at 3ti, said: “The location of our latest installation showcases the impressive capability of our innovative solar car park, which is designed to provide EV charging infrastructure and reduce grid dependency to a range of facilities in different locations in the UK.”


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