Intersect Energy, LLC has developed a revolutionary portable packaging of solar power with a battery system. This system allows for immediate and rapid expansion of remote electrification for rural development, humanitarian relief, commercial and military uses. Intersect’s unit, named EOUS, is a green way to supply power for beyond the grid (BTG) distributed resources. The EOUS system can provide 7-12 kW anywhere in the world for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If more power is needed, another unit can easily be tied into the existing system. We believe our system is also a perfect green solution for rapid deployment when power isn’t readily available due to disasters, weather or blackouts.
Each individual EOUS unit utilizes up to 120 module solar panels and batteries of 300-400 kW sizing to completely optimize the space inside of a standard ISO 20-foot container, allowing for over 40 kW direct current (DC) nameplate capacity for each unit. The battery system is placed in the bottom two racks of EOUS, providing stability for the unit.
At Intersect Energy, we recognize that skilled labor is in short supply in most BTG areas that require this level of power. Therefore, we engineered our EOUS unit’s installation to be as simple as possible. 90% of EOUS is wired out in the manufacturing facility, meaning that the remaining installation is almost as simple as a plug and play scenario. A quick connect electrical system is used to allow someone with little to no experience to set up the system in as little as 4-6 hours with energy becoming immediately available, sourced solely from the sun.
EOUS allows electric energy to be supplied at a much lower cost to rural communities, during disaster or in conflict zones—anywhere in the world. EOUS is rugged and can withstand most weather conditions, making it the best energy solution for multiple initiatives. Each EOUS unit is designed to work independently from an existing grid and can be easily transported, deployed and up in running in no time.
California Naval Base to Test Similar Transportable Battery Storage Systems as EOUS
Interestingly enough, Northern Reliability Inc. (NRI) was selected by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop a similar product as Intersect Energy’s EOUS for the U.S. Navy. This Battery Energy Storage System, better known as BESS, is being launched at a Southern California Naval base in early 2020 where it will go through testing and operational use.
The creation of these systems is looking to combine solar energy and the BESS along with Navy site generation to provide backup power to naval equipment and facilities when faced with electrical outages due to combat, blackouts, disasters and weather. Much like EOUS, these naval solar power battery systems will be transportable, rapidly deployable and able to work independently or together with the larger local electrical grid.
Intersect’s Cutting-Edge Technology
With each passing day, microgrids are becoming more common; however, the use of transportable microgrids is a somewhat new concept. Our development is revolutionary—taking away the difficulty (money, skilled labor, time) to connect to existing grids as well as completely abolishing the need for fossil fuel. We believe transportable microgrids could be the missing, essential piece of the puzzle for disaster relief areas and military zones where the power from an existing grid has been disrupted.
At Intersect Energy, we provide turnkey solutions to our customers, offering assessment, design, financing, installation and management services. Our EOUS unit is the best energy solution and should be considered in any sustainable initiative. Decrease your electricity prices by increasing your solar energy consumption with Intersect! To keep up with all the latest news in renewable energy, make sure to follow us on LinkedIn.