Mage Solar, a single source PV-solution provider based in the U.S., has released a 3kW emergency kit designed as a standalone solution to keep power flowing during grid outages. This kit is geared more toward the residential home or small commercial market as evidenced by both its size and power output.
It also features Mage Solar's signature Mage Powertec Plus modules, a pitched roof mounting solution and Balance of System components, while also coming included with an inverter with charge controller unit which can charge an existing battery system or provide electricity directly to appliances and other essential devices such as communications equipment.
This UL-listed device is designed specifically for quick response to any power requirement, while continuing to provide electricity from the PV array to the home even when the grid is unavailable. This is a great improvement over traditional grid-tied PV systems which tend to prove unhelpful during longer power outages.
The kit is also capable of charging backup batteries, connecting to already existing 48 V battery setups or integrated with new batteries.
“In light of the recent storms and natural disasters we feel that a combined grid-tied and stand-alone PV-system like the Mage Solar PV-Kit gives end-users the greatest flexibility and independence during power outages,” said Joe Thomas, president and CEO at Mage Solar USA. “We are proud to be able to offer a safe and top-grade system solution to customers who want to be sure the end-user has dependable power no matter what.”
This Powertec Plus module, like all similar modules from Mage Solar, is manufactured to the highest safety and quality standards and is guaranteed to yield 80 percent of its power for up to 30 years.
In June, the company showcased its entire product and service portfolio, including Mage Powertec Plus modules, at Intersolar North America at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
In March 2011, Spire Corporation began providing Mage Solar with a PV module assembly line in Dublin, Georgia.
Edited by Braden Becker