Sunfold

Plug & play solar power system for remote applications

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When to use Sunfold®?

Sunfold® is a clean energy alternative to the traditional diesel generator sets. Depending on the installation area and the characteristics of the load, Sunfold® can allow you eliminate or substantially reduce the use of diesel generators and the hassle of local fuel supply. Sunfold® matches the flexibility of diesel generators (plug and play, easy transportation) and beats the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) over its lifetime. And Sunfold® is far superior for both the local environment (no noise, no exhaust) and the overall environment (no CO2- emission). So if you care for your budget and the environment, think Sunfold®!

What does Sunfold® do for you?

A standard Sunfold® system houses ca. 4,7 kWp solar PV panels and 7,2kWh or 10,8kWh usable storage capacity (at 50% D.O.D.). Depending on the geographical location each Sunfold® system can serve an average daily load of 11 kWh to 27 kWh.

Thanks to the integrated battery bank the customer can, within limits, prepone or postpone his electrical consumption. Hence the Sunfold® system can serve an early morning load (before sun rise) as well as an evening or night load (after sunset).

Sunfold technical
features & advantages

Brings clean, cheap and reliable energy to remote locations

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Sunfold® beats fuel

The cost of fuel in remote applications cannot be expressed in mere “dollars per liter”. The real cost of fuel-based power generation is in the logistics: supplying and storing the fuel, maintaining the equipment, … all must be considered to get a clear picture on the actual LCOE when using a fueldriven generator. Sunfold® brings significant savings without compromising on system flexibility.

Design

Using state-of-the-art Computer Fluid Dynamics simulations and Finite Elements Analysis according to the European Directive EN1991-1-4:2005. The unique proprietary design is protected and international patents are pending.

Transport

The clever design of the Sunfold® makes it possible to transport the systems without the need for any (dis)assembly works nor additional packaging. By stacking 3 Sunfold’s the overall dimensions and corner fittings allow that these Sunfold’s can be transported over sea, rail and road as a normal 20” ISO container without any additional packaging nor handling costs.

Installation

Upon arrival on site, Sunfold® can be lifted and fixed onto any standard ISO container with the help of a small crane. Using the same crane Sunfold® can be unfolded and made ready for use in less than 30 minutes. Likewise, Sunfold® can be folded and prepared for relocation within minutes without leaving a trace.