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


  • 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

Unit Name Combi Cabin Gen Series
Product Code 208020
Dims 21 x 8.0 x 8.49ft / 6.06 x 2.44 x 2.59m
Power type Solar