Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 458,350 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,231 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,673 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,231 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,673 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,204 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 458,350 cutting edge ideas.

Solar-Powered Parking Spots

The EV ARC Turns Parking Spaces into Electric Car Chargers

— October 17, 2013 — Autos
Getting folks to drive electric cars would be a much easier sell if every parking lot was equipped with the EV ARC. The EV Arc (Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Charger) is a solar-powered car charger designed to fit into a traditional parking space. It requires no extra infrastructure to function and is powered entirely by the sun!

The EV ARC can produce enough electricity to fully charge one electric car a day. It is portable and can be set up in about five minutes. The parking spot has rooftop solar panels that provide shade in addition to battery juice. American drivers have been hesitant to adopt EVs because of range fears and because public chargers are few and far between. The EV ARC could very well sway public opinion if it were to be installed in parking lots across the U.S.
Trend Themes
1. Solar-powered Car Chargers - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop compact and portable solar-powered car chargers to increase the accessibility and convenience of electric vehicle charging.
2. Portable EV Charging Stations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create easily deployable and self-sustaining portable EV charging stations to alleviate range anxieties and encourage electric vehicle adoption.
3. Renewable Energy Integration - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore ways to integrate renewable energy sources, like solar panels, into existing parking infrastructure to provide efficient and sustainable electric vehicle charging solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Partner with automakers to design and implement solar-powered charging solutions that integrate seamlessly with electric vehicles.
2. Renewable Energy - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with renewable energy companies to develop innovative technologies that combine solar power and battery storage for efficient electric vehicle charging.
3. Smart Parking - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Work with parking management companies to incorporate smart parking technologies that not only optimize parking space utilization but also provide integrated EV charging capabilities.
5.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness