Elen Leaf is electric vehicle charging station, the first in Croatia to use solar energy for power. It consists of a canopy with solar panels, ultrafast charging stations and a distinctive totem. This technology and design unique charging station is a combination of electromobility and application of renewable energy sources.
The design of the station is inspired by the biological manufacturing process that triggers all life on earth – photosynthesis.
The primary location of photosynthesis in plants is a leaf, so it was perfectly natural for the cell design to communicate precisely that ecological aspect. In addition, the green-coloured gradient that moves from light green to dark green, almost black, to the top blended with the black color of laminated monocristal solar panels, on clearly articulated surfaces suggests the process of charging the car.
The station with its surface covers a standard parking space, so there is no usurpation of the space. A type object like this can be construction in various locations, and thanks to its modularity it can be manufactured and mounted relatively quickly. Steel construction skeleton with sheet also serves for drainage of roofing water, and is closed on the upper side of solar panels and light boxes of polycarbonate, and on the bottom side boxes of perforated steel sheet. In the ceiling of the canopy is incorporated line LED technical lighting in dilatations between the ceiling panels which further emphasizes the visual identity of the object.