Solatainer has been developed to provide an autonomous off-grid power supply, integrating renewable-power and storage with diesel-power back-up to reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and carbon footprint.

 

                                                                                                                                                               
Unit Name Solatainer
Dims 21 x 8.0 x 8.49ft / 6.06 x 2.44 x 2.59m
Dry weight 3092Kg
Power type Solar

 

Solatainer® has been developed to provide an autonomous off-grid power supply, integrating renewable-power and storage with diesel-power back-up to reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and carbon footprint. Created sustainably from a single-use 20ft ISO shipping container, Solatainer® supports a PV array, battery storage and a high efficiency diesel generator for energy security. During daytime operation, the energy created by the Solatainer® solar panels is harvested and stored in an on-board battery pack.

The high efficiency generator is configured to run only when the batteries are depleted below a software-set limit or when a demand spike occurs. Available in single or three phase configuration a basic Solatainer® can be used as a direct replacement for a diesel generator in situations upto 25 kW. Beyond 25 kW Solatainer® is scalable upto 100 kW using Gaia’s Solawedge® to increase the size of the PV array and by increasing on-board battery capacity through additional cells.

  • Benefits of Solatainer®:
    Autonomous off-grid power supply
    Reduce environmental impact and carbon footprint
    Available in single or three phase configuration
    Can be used as direct replacement for diesel gensets upto 100 kW

Electrical Properties
Rated Power 25 kW
Max Apparent Power 30 kVA
AC Nominal Voltage 400/230/115 V
Rated frequency/ voltage 50 Hz
Max Output Current 32 A
Operating range −25°C/+60°C

Generator
Maximum Power 15 kVA
Rated Power 13 kW

Energy Storage
Nominal Voltage 51.8 V
Capacity From 126 Ah
Electricity Storage From 6.4 kWh

  • Mechanical Properties
  • Dimensions (lxwxh) 6.06 x 2.44 x 2.59 (m)
  • Weight 3092 kg
  • Static Load 5400 Pa (snow)
    2400 Pa (wind)
  • PV Module Cover High transmission glass

Energy Saving Example

Using a basic 25 kW Solatainer® with a 4 kW PV array, 15 kWh Battery and 13 kW standby Generator:
• Deployed Spring 2016 to power a Welfare Cabin and Site Office
• Fuel Consumption pre-Solatatiner 370 litres/week
• Fuel Consumption post-Solatainer 24 litres/week
• Annual saving £8996
• Reduced CO2 Emissions by 48t/year