30 Dec '13, 10pm

Shipping container with rollable PV panels inside could become an instant 100kW solar plant

Shipping container with rollable PV panels inside could become an instant 100kW solar plant

Imagine if a huge solar array could fit inside a standard shipping container, complete with inverters and a large battery bank, which could be flown or driven directly to the point of use, and then quickly deployed for off-grid power in remote locations. That's the idea behind Renovagen's Rollarray Isogen Transportable Solar Power Plant, which could revolutionize the way power is delivered to disaster relief efforts, or to provide power to remote facilities of any kind, from military operations to scientific fieldwork. The company's flexible and rollable PV array materials differ from other options in rollable PV, as their version is not just a single module, but an entire array, completely pre-wired and connected with built-in power cables. The material can be rolled onto a spool for easy transport and quick deployment, and when combined with inverters and a battery bank ...

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