SunDial Smart Power Portable Microgrid Systems
Multiple Locations, Afghanistan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
The U.S. Army needed the installation of eight deployable 28kW peak solar powered/hybrid power generation systems. Also required was service and maintenance on these eight systems, as well as three existing systems.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
One challenge with this project was implementing a new design based on lessons learned with the first three existing SmartPower systems, as well as incorporating new technology in this emerging market.
Another challenge was evaluating and selecting locations suitable for deployment, due to the non-standard and varying configurations of the existing electrical infrastructure. Once a suitable site was identified, ISI developed a design and plan for implementation, and reconfigured the existing infrastructure accordingly.
ISI installed a new system to help the military meet their Operational Energy conservation goals. Over the first twelve months of this contract our combined fuel saavings has been over 26,500 gallons of fossily fuel, at a fully burdened cost savings of over $1.5 million.
The SmartPower units were operating as described as sucessfully deployed by ISI.