In certain markets and geographies, connection to the power grid is either not available or just too expensive over many kilometres to run cables and install conventional poles. In these instances, the Independent Smart Pole (ISP) offers a reliable, consistent, tested and certified rechargeable energy source that supports a range of applications.
The ISP is a 24/7 off-grid DC power pack designed for standalone use anywhere, at any time – be it remote areas or in metropolitan regions. The ISP provides reliable off-grid power for critical applications.
Combining efficient wind, solar and batteries, the ISP has the capacity to store energy for up to ten days without wind or sun. This makes it completely self-sustainable in an off-grid setting.
An installed base provides solutions for rail, environmental monitoring, mining, traffic management, construction sites and surveillance among others, changing the game for customers across the globe.
One example of the ISP’s application is at remote rail crossings. An LED sign board is attached to the ISP, 500m prior to the crossing. When an approaching vehicle is detected, the sign automatically switches on and flashes to warn the driver. Another unit is installed around 200m from the crossing. If a train is approaching, the sign’s text will change accordingly, and the ISP will floodlight the crossing.
Robust system for optimal endurance
The ISP is engineered to provide sufficient battery endurance when wind and solar generation is low. Battery performance can be remotely monitored via the hybrid controller. In the unlikely event that batteries become excessively discharged, an alert is sent calling for remote intervention.
Depending on user configuration, the ISP1 and ISP2 will provide 40W or 80W of continuous power respectively, 24/7. There is enough redundancy built into the system to provide continuous power for three days without further solar or wind generation. This is achieved by using a 400W wind turbine generator plus two photovoltaic panels on each model.
The wind-solar hybrid successfully powers a range of highly efficient and functional applications using its AGM/LiFePo4 battery technology. The software can conserve energy by controlling the load on/off times and load power levels where appropriate. It can then increase the power for the period required. After the requirement is met, it can then reduce the power again.
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