The New Economy Award is organized by World News Media Group and recognizes companies and entities that are taking the world forward.
From big data and corporate analytics to new advances in healthcare, business and management techniques, The New Economy Award outlines those companies and individuals that have bypassed the traditional models to broaden the scope of progress.
EIGHT receives the New Economy Award 2014 in the category Cleantech for its solar charging station Point.One S and is recognized as having the world's best solutions for e-mobility.
Looking like a wing, the recharging station is part of a national program to develop and popularize e-mobility in Germany. EIGHT also created a highly efficient manufacturing system for the Point One S to keep construction waste and energy consumption to a minimum.
The company says its design is adaptable to many different environments.
The wing-like canopy is populated with an array of solar panels and lined with a smart LED-based illumination system that alerts users at a distance whether the station is booked, occupied, or available for charging. To continue down the high-tech path, EIGHT also fitted their station with a touch screen for easier access and navigation.
Like any smart solar panels, any excess electricity is fed back into the local electrical grid.