DesignerJon Santacoloma
Prize2nd Place in Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Alternative Energy Source Equipment
Entry Description

PRV-S charging point has been specifically designed to suit outdoor and street parking applications. Its stylish design is well suited for the integration in modern urban spaces. Never forgetting design for all (usability) and eco-design characteristics suited on the product. Every safety aspect is covered to eliminate any possible electrical hazard. All PRV series is manufactured in non-electrically conductive materials respectful with the environment. The PRV-S standalone recharge point has a robust construction and can be deployed with a minimal public works effort. Both AC (single phase and 3-phase) and DC charging options are supported. The PRV-S includes both GPRS and low voltage PLC communication interfaces, and can be managed both from a special controller at the distribution substation, or over the internet (GPRS), for remote user authentication and billing. The range of this product includes PRV-M and PRV-P (as a solution for parking Lots) and PRV-H (as a solution for Residential Applications).

About Designer

Jon Santacoloma is the soul behind Ideilan Design. His professional career started shortly after earning his degree in business science – with a specialisation in marketing – from the Universidad Comercial de Deusto (Deusto Business University) in 1996. One year later he was awarded a public scholarship at the DZ Design Centre for a three-year course in industrial design. He later extended his studies at De Montfort University in Leicester, U.K., where he earned a B.A. degree (with honours) in Product and Furniture Design. This knowledge and training have greatly influenced his career. He has collaborated with the University of Oviedo, the University of Aviles and Mondragon University as a professor and project supervisor. He has also taught and supervised in the Design Management Masters programme offered by the DZ Design Centre, in collaboration with the Basque Country University. He has also been an outside expert in industrial design at the UoW – University of Wales since 2008, and maintains ongoing relations with a number of different technology centres. He is currently teaching at the University of Deusto (DBS). Jon Santacoloma’s work has been recognised by, among others, the AEPD (Asociación Española de Profesionales del Diseño, [Spanish Association of Design Professionals]) with their industrial design prize in 2006. He has also written a number of articles related to the role of design in a company, its management and its contribution to sustainable competitiveness.