Fraunhofer Factory’s solar walkway for e-bikes


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Outside the new Fraunhofer net-zero factory, e-charging stations are set up to charge employee electric bikes.

Solar walkway for charging e-bikes at Fraunhofer

The power of the e-bikes is partly gained from solar energy, generated from our smart and solar floors. A solar walkway is installed on the bike path to capture energy from the sun and send back to the grid.

The walkway features as one of the many integrated features at the new factory. For example, alongside the charging walkway, we installed a smart entrance floor on approach to the building.


The building also uses multiple systems that generate clean energy such as biomass, PV panels on the roof, passive heating and cooling of the building.

Get to know more about the solar energy floor.