Monthly Archives: April 2020

Going Solar?

Going Solar?

The first thing you will notice is that there is no noise.

You will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly they can be set up. And with no noise, smell or flammable liquids a solar generator can be set up almost anywhere!

And if not for the optional solar panels most people at your event will not even know you are using a generator at all!

The key to my solar generators is their 12 Volt, “deep cycle” AGM batteries.

One of the neatest things about using batteries is that they can be set up and used anytime, anywhere and theoretically can be sized to do just about anything.

Anything? … Well … Almost anything … Fairbanks is pretty small as far as cities go!

Between 2003 and 2015 Fairbanks Alaska held the record for the world’s largest rechargeable battery!

The Golden Valley Electric Association’s BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) is essentially a 27 megawatt UPS system for the Fairbanks area!

http://www.gvea.com/energy/bess

It is still going strong … They just lost the tittle in 2015 … People have started catching on and have been making bigger ones!

The Sendai Substation Lithium Ion 40 megawatt Battery in northern Japan came on line in 2015 and more recently Tesla’s 100 megawatt Horndale Energy Reserve in South Australia went live in 2019.

These batteries are huge … About the size of a football field!

My 12 volt AGM Battery system / Solar Generators are quite a bit smaller … My largest system, a modular 3,800 amp hour system is roughly the equivalent of a 25 KVA generator and takes up about 1/2 of a 14′ box truck … My smallest, a 276 amp hour system, was small enough to fit in the back of a Honda Element to power a mobile video projection system.

Three of my smaller solar generators

Portable and perfect for a lot of small events and festivals!

GO SOLAR!