Selected from 2,000 Projects Submitted
At the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech on 22 November, Multicon Solar was awarded the prestigious Energy Globe Award 2016 for its patented, mobile solar container. The selection was made after consideration of over 2,000 projects submitted.
Designed with disaster management and emergency relief operations in mind, the Multicon solution has already seen service supplying power to supermarkets in Chile and rural communities in Mali. The armed forces have also recognized the benefits: Multicon solar solutions power NATO camps and those of the Bundeswehr.
The Multicon SOLARCONTAINER provides a turnkey solar system with built-in battery and intelligent energy management system. On site, the wired photovoltaic modules merely have to be pulled out of the container. In the event of events such as sand storms, thunder storms or vandalism, the modules can be stored safely in the container again. Each container can be easily transported on a two-axle HGV, an important functionality for rapid-response missions after disasters.
Each SOLARCONTAINER has a capacity of up to 86 kWp and stores up to 150 kWh of solar power, generating single- or three-phase power. Any number of containers can be coupled together and can therefore cope with power requirements of several megawatts. This also makes it possible to cover the electricity needs of hospitals, refugee camps, water desalination plants and hotel facilities.
“This award puts our efforts in the development of mobile solar power plants in the public eye and shows that we are heading in the right direction,” said Sven Leinardi, Executive Manager of the Multicon Group.