German cleantech company Sunfire GmbH recently published a case study comparing off-grid power supply choices for microwave radio stations. Spoiler alert – they concluded that propane fuel cells are the cheapest and cleanest option. Access the case study and read about their findings here.
How to bake a battery – a recipe for failure.
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FCC Authorizes Historic OnGo™ Deployments in 3.5 GHz CBRS Band, Opens Billions in Economic Opportunity for U.S.
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P.S.P.S. (Public Service Power Shutoff) – Overcoming the Unknown with FlexSCADA The “Camp Fire” was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. It was also the deadliest United States’ wildfire since 1918 and is high on the list of the world’s deadliest wildfires. Like the 2016/2017 wildfire that occurred in Fort McMurray, Canada, … Read More
Mobile infrastructure vendors are increasingly turning to off-grid power options as projects inlcuding FirstNet and natural disasters make it clear traditional supplies can no longer meet all the needs of US communication providers. Mark Dettmer, president of wind power supplier Mission Critical Energy, told Mobile World Live (MWL) large communication providers ……..View Full Article – Link
OffGrid Experts 1050am 21 Sept 2019 Copyright MCE Mark Dettmer View Full PDF
Superwind 350 turbines have been successfully charging “Lithium” batteries for over a decade. Unlike charging standard battery types such as flooded lead acid, gel-cell and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat), the charging of lithium-based batteries requires specialized knowledge and planning to avoid harm to life, limb and equipment. Lithium-based batteries have been in use since the … Read More
As the off-grid profession continues to grow, it has become more common for off-grid experts to travel worldwide, either to install new equipment or inspect existing systems for proper operation. As many of these sites are located in remote, often hostile locations, it’s common sense to think about polar bear interaction when in the subarctic, … Read More
Superwind Technology & Capabilities in the Arctic and Near Arctic Regions.
“For years now, the Pentagon has been trying to make renewable energy a significant part of battlefield electricity generation. Successes appear neither elusive nor numerous; like most programs, these department-wide efforts have proceeded in fits and starts. Micro wind turbines (producing less than 2,000 watts) have made appearances in a few cases (for example, CERDEC’s … Read More