Introducing the Ecos PowerCube®
Features and Benefits
Numerous applications from military to disaster relief, to humanitarian efforts, residential and retail.
Capable of being transported via trucks, trains, boats/ships and planes.
Patented drawer system protects solar panels during transportation, shipping, and inclement weather.
Provides users with the maximum amount of solar power generation possible (in 10’, 20’ and 40’ ISO shipping container footprints).
Patented solar panel array can be deployed immediately once a unit arrives on location.
24/7 energy to power Internet connectivity, satellite communications, and a full range of wireless VSAT, VOIP and wireless communications.
Uses the power of the sun to generate electricity for off-grid needs in military, disaster relief and remote location scenarios.
Provides wireless connectivity to a range of 30 miles.
How it Works
Ecos PowerCube® is the world’s largest, mobile, solar-powered generator. It runs on high power photovoltaic panels that extend from its container combined with an easy to set up wind turbine. Energy is stored in onboard batteries.
As a self-contained, self-sustaining power station, PowerCube® is uniquely suited to support military and disaster relief efforts, and being housed in a standard shipping container makes it easy to transport via land, air, or sea.
Once it arrives on location, PowerCube® can be deployed immediately to generate up to 15KW of electricity. The patented solar panel arrays are mounted on roller assemblies for easy integration and supported by hydraulic actuators that make them simple to properly position.
The electricity generated can be used to power various onboard systems, including communication systems, water treatment systems as well as water distribution systems and much more. These systems are capable of providing Internet connectivity, satellite communications, clean water and some of the most important basic necessities of life. Electricity can also be used to power external systems such as hospitals or schools.
Facts and Figures
The U.S. Army is spending billions of dollars shifting toward solar energy.
The U.S. military recently announced plans to spend $7 Billion buying electricity generated by solar, wind, geothermal and biomass projects over the next three decades.
780 million people (1 in 9) lack access to clean water - WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation 2012
Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours. - UNICEF, WHO 2009
In the U.S., about 6 gigawatts of electricity - enough to power as many as 4.8 million homes - will flow through microgrids by 2020 - Navigant Research
Military commanders have found they can save lives through energy conservation. It’s especially true in Afghanistan, where protecting fuel convoys is one of the most dangerous jobs, with one casualty for every 24 missions in some years.
For U.S. military operations, shipping fuel to remote outposts in Afghanistan can cost between $400-$1,000 / gallon.
"During World War II, the U.S. military used (an average of) one gallon of fuel per day, per Soldier," said Richard G. Kidd IV, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy & Sustainability, with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment. "We now use (an average of) 20 gallons per day, per Soldier, and in Afghanistan, over 40 percent of that fuel is used to produce electricity.