A consortium is to test car parks where motorists can charge their electric vehicles via solar power.
Motorists will be able to charge their electric vehicles in solar-powered car parks as part of a new trial.
The Smart Hubs demonstrator project will also use vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology to enable cars to deliver electricity back to the smart grid.
Edinburgh-based Flexitricity, Flexisolar, Turbo Power Systems and Smart Power Systems are among the firms involved in the project.
They are now looking for sites to take part in the trials later this year.