May 2020 Update
More information at IOTA Ecosystem project page: https://ecosystem.iota.org/projects/renewable-energy-charging-station
The present and the future of urban commuting is electric, but in order to scale and become mainstream there's still a huge blocker.. AUTONOMY
Several business models are not working because of this. Let's take Shared / Hub less Scooters for example, people dump them when they run out of battery and even startups like Bird, Spin and Lime are trying to overcome this but they efforts are not really sustainable (they pay people to pick them up at night charge them at home and return them next morning!) nor efficient.
What if we could create a charging station designed to provide Powercharges of 10-20 minutes, enough to keep them running a few miles to their next destination?
What if these stations were off the grid, as a standalone solution that could be placed anywhere and fueled by renewable sources like solar power?
Sounds cool right? But let's just not stop there.
What if these stations didn't just sell energy but bought it? Balancing the energy stock through the network, but also creating a new dynamic energy market and prosumer economy.