Renewable Power in Remote Places

The Mobile Power Station (MPS) by SkyBuilt offers 1.5 to 150 kilowatts of solar-, wind- and other-generated power in a shipping container-sized unit that can be trucked or air-dropped to remote areas. The standard steel freight container stabilizes the unit, and solar panels and wind turbines can be directly attached to it. The design is modular, and SkyBuilt will configure the MPS with any desired combination of solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and generators. The MPS can accommodate most commercially available components. Setup in the field for small units can take hours not days. Plug and play assembly. In April 2006, the MPS was selected by the New Energy Congress as a top 20 clean energy technology product.

SkyBuilt’s Mobile Power Station Arlington, Virginia — SkyBuilt has developed rugged, rapidly deployable, plug and play, low maintenance, and mobile, energy systems that can use any combination of commercial solar, wind, micro-hydro, diesel, and other energy sources. According to Bill Buck, SkyBuilt’s chairman, “SkyBuilt’s power systems can provide power with no fuel. They can be used for backup power, remote telecom power, an emergency operations center for disaster relief teams, water pumping, a mobile medical clinic to refrigerate medicines in developing countries, infrastructure security, village grids, border patrols or a classroom with internet service.” One of SkyBuilt’s innovative systems is the Mobile Power Station TM (MPS), the world’s first plug and play, modular, containerized, mobile power system, with over 100 patent claims filed for its revolutionary drop and operate design. “The PC revolutionized the computer industry and made computers mobile and plug and play. Now the MPS can do the same thing for renewable and other energy systems,” according to David Muchow, President and CEO of SkyBuilt. The MPS sets up in hours and is a complete power system prepackaged in a standard freight container that can be shipped easily worldwide by sea, air, truck and rail. SkyBuilt’s vice president, Scott Sklar noted that, “the MPS operates in any climate, needs no fuel, is very low maintenance, rugged, and can be remotely controlled. It can provide power from 3.5kW to 150kW or more at much lower fuel and maintenance costs than traditional fuel-based systems. It can use any combination of off the shelf components and provides more reliable power than most other systems on or off the power grid — and, the MPS can run for decades with relatively little maintenance.” SkyBuilt Power’s MPS release
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