Thinking about National Preparedness Month always think SOLAR!
“The Magnum MLT4000S Solar Hybrid Light Tower, developed in cooperation with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), features an LP-fueled back-up generator to keep its batteries charged in all conditions. During the day, a solar-panel array charges the light tower’s batteries for nighttime operation.” http://www.constructionequipment.com/magnum-power-products-mlt4000s-solar-hybrid-light-tower?eid=216286244&bid=927703
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One of the most important and sobering lessons learned in the wake of Superstorm Sandy was how susceptible New Jersey’s critical facilities, such as water and wastewater treatment centers, transportation centers, emergency shelters, and health care facilities are to major storm events and resulting energy disruptions. In order to combat similar widespread power losses and disruptions in critical services in the future, New Jersey is in the process of establishing the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB) to encourage the development of distributed energy resources.
A new innovative solar panel array technology designed by Ecosphere Technologies promises rapid deployment for energy production in off-grid locations.
This remote ‘mobile-solar-powered generator’ runs on high power photovoltaic panels that extend from its container combined with an easy to set up wind turbine.