Sensors (Basel). 2022 Oct 15;22(20):7841. doi: 10.3390/s22207841.
This paper reviews some of the existing methods for charging electric vehicles, generating renewable energy, and storing it. Plans of practical implementation in the city of Brno are compared with the situation in Glasgow. Moreover, it is essential to pay attention to integrated solutions in order to increase efficiency. Energy harvesting and charging systems are combined with an air quality measurement system and integrated into LED street lights. The collected data are sent to a central server for evaluation. The use of smart solutions is a modern approach to saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions in many sectors. As an example, the described solutions can be applied dually, in both civilian and military sectors. Considering the potential benefits of easier logistics or quiet operation, the potential military exploitation of technological capabilities is discussed from the perspective of enhancing citizens’ security and safety in cities.