UK DEVELOPED SOLAPAC
Possibly the first mobile solar PV solution and very probably the best on the market today. SolaPac, a versatile renewable energy generator and water treatment system was the first such product to recognise the need for three phase power shipped straight to site and ready to operate in just a few hours.
The SolaPac adopts an innovative and sustainable approach to solving the challenges of providing clean, sustainable, low cost and dependable energy where energy is not readily available to deliver ‘grid-quality’ energy and filtered water to remote areas and can be integrated into existing electricity systems. SolaPac is a UK innovation originated and developed by Greenheart Energy Ltd, a UK renewable energy market leader, and
co-designed with Hill and Smith Solar, a member of the Hill and Smith Group, leaders in the manufacture of steel support products.
Key features of the SolaPac are:
Easy to install – can be installed in a couple of hours by people with no experience and little tooling
Provides ‘grid-quality’ three phase energy and purified water (both fresh and sea water) to remote areas
24 hours energy solution powered by the sun, with no environmental impact
Storage facility ensures that unused energy is stored and can be used at night or when the sun is not providing the energy required
Self-contained unit with remote monitoring functionality.
The SolaPac is a UK innovation originated and developed by Greenheart Energy Ltd, a UK renewable energy market leader, and co-designed with Hill and Smith Solar, a member of the Hill and Smith Group, leaders in the manufacture of steel support products.
Born out of development work undertaken by Greenheart in the renewable energy sector of Chile, where there was a requirement for a temporary power and the need to replace costly diesel generating sets, the SolaPac evolved into a solution to meet the rural electrification needs in Africa, Asia and beyond. Greenheart worked closely with Hill & Smith Solar Ltd to design a robust, solution for the framework, to ensure that the SolaPac can be installed efficiency, and by local communities, with no previous experience and tooling.
Greenheart drew on its partnership with ABB and its relationship with Victron Energy, to design and developed the internal electrical controls, which are pre-wired, installed and tested, requiring minimal works once on the ground, giving the SolaPac a “plug and play” feel.
The SolaPac is now a flexible solution that can be used “off-grid”, incorporate battery or genset back up and connect to the “grid” in the future. Through the development for the provision of power from the SolaPac, the delivery of clean, reliable water came to the forefront. Greenheart partnered with Wananchi Ltd, an ISO 9001 UK manufacturing company, who had previously designed and developed a high output skid mounted water purifier, capable of producing high volumes of portable water from a fresh water source. This water purifier was integrated into the SolaPac enabling upto 8000ltrs per hour of World Health Organisation standard water to be delivered from a renewable energy source.
After a development and design period stretching back to 2012, the SolaPac is now fully functioning and ready to provide “grid-quality” power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the benefit of supplying clean, filtered water.