CR Civils & A-One+
CR CIVILS & A-One+
To find a solution to power a site whilst adopting a more economic and environmentally sympathetic approach to off-grid power via the use of a portable renewable energy system (Solatainer).
The Solatainer makes the production of electricity more efficient by running the background energy consumption off renewable sources, lights, computers, chargers, etc. The generator deals with peaks in energy demand, typically early morning and lunch, when heaters and kettles are used. As result the Solatainer generator does not need to be the size of a typical generator and does not run idle or at very low demand.
During the first month on site the Solatainer proved to be an effective replacement for the 50kWh Generator that was previously powering the site.
This resulted in a reduction of 27% of total cost and 87% in CO2.
"Considering the unit as a whole, we have observed reductions in cost and environmental impact and would recommend the unit to similar compound set- ups and look forward to continuing our partnership with Solatainer."
Reduction in CO2
Total CO2 emitted from 50kWh Genny: 12.97 tonnes
Total CO2 emitted from Solatainer: 1.68 tonnes
Reduction in Cost
Total cost of running 50kWh Genny: £4396.34
Total cost of running Solatainer: £3223.33
Ideal for noise sensitive areas. When the generator is not running the Solatainer runs silent, no noise is emitted from the set-up.
Allows the user to gather data on the production of power through the PV array and the generator. Also allows tracking to see if harvested energy is being directly used or stored in the battery.