The Solar fire engine is not able to travel everywhere and so with more and more people wanting to power their events from solar we are here to offer a solution. It may seem like an expensive solution but if you consider the payback, the environmental benefits and the energy independence it becomes more about finding a solution for not just your power needs but the continuation of our events as a sustainable way into the future.
Following is some information from our website about one of the mobile solar generators we have built:
During the winter of 2019 REsource was commissioned to build a bespoke mobile solar generator. Firstly we liaised with the client and advised on a suitable trailer to be purchased in which to complete the build. The client was then away for the entire build during which we brought the trailer to our headquarters.
The client chose brand new Rolls gel filled batteries that can be laid flat to save space and distribute weight without spillage. They were packed in with rubber inserts to ensure no movement and maximum safety. All fittings were marine grade to prolong life and enhance quality. We really got to go to town on this one as it wasn't a tight budget, the batteries alone cost the client £10,000, or thereabouts.
Careful consideration was given to the ergonomic design as well as the structural integrity of components like the battery compartment. Side hatches were fitted to access the controls for the inverter and the fuse box.
The panel rack is designed with transport in mind as well as semi-permanent installation on site. When packed down this unit is still able to charge as there are 6 panels permanently mounted on the trailer. For full installation the panels lock into position allowing attachment of the further 3 panels stored within the trailer. The panels are on a fixed tilt angle optimised for all year round and the trailer can be moved to the best position for each site.
Power system specifications
2475W Solar Panels (Black frames)
960Ah @ 48V Rolls OPzV 2V battery cells
MPPT 150/100 (70A input)
You can view this and other installations we have completed on our Off Grid Power Systems page.