03 Apr 2019
LEADING EDGE LAUNCHES POWERBOX
Leading Edge Power provides renewable power in IDP camps. Key areas of the camp can be kept lit at night; catering and toilets, essential equipment, security cameras and WIFI connectivity. This power is provided by the Leading Edge PowerBox™, a hybrid wind and solar system that is packed into a self-contained, pallet-sized box and can be up and running in a couple of hours with minimal expertise. Power for DC and AC equipment comes from the system’s on-board batteries, backed up by power from two 160W solar panels and a British-made wind turbines mounted on the box. This completely off-grid system doesn’t require fuel to keep it running, an important consideration as it soon becomes a scarce resource in disaster zones. Leading Edge innovations also feature in Disaster Risk Reduction where tsunami warnings systems, seismic monitoring and early warning weather systems run on environmentally friendly power. Their customers include Team Rubicon, where units will provide power for emergency shelters when hurricanes hit the British Virgin Islands. PowerBox is designed to be as flexible as possible and customer or disaster specific, Options include battery bank size, wind turbine type, inverter size, as well as weather, tsunami and earthquake remote monitoring is required. They also supply add-on modules that simply a plug into the mains hub to extend storage capacity or power production.