A Solar Stik portable power system can be used in most applications where a traditional fuel-driven generator has been used. The configuration of every Solar Stik system includes energy storage, power generation, and power management components to meet power needs and application requirements.
Loads ≤ 3 kW
Charge mobile phones, tablets, communication devices, or portable satellites using a small system with minimal deployed footprint.
3 kW < Loads ≤ 10 kW
Generate power for medical stations, ISR trailers, aerostats, and more by using renewables, energy storage, and fuel-driven generators.
Loads > 10 kW
Support trailer-based surveillance systems with environmental conditioning units using multiple hybrid generators, power managers, batteries, and solar arrays.
Rigid panels have the highest efficiencies, making them ideal for stationary applications that require maximum power and a small installation footprint. Rigid solar panels do not degrade significantly over time, making rigid panels the best choice for long-term investment. Solar Stik uses both multi- and monocrystalline, glass and non-glass—impact-resistant and shatterproof—rigid panels.
Rigid, foldable solar panels are the best choice for expeditionary applications requiring significant power generation in combination with ease of storage or transport. Solar Stik offers monocrystalline, antireflective, antistatic, and low-visibility front surface rigid, foldable panels.
Flexible solar panels fuse form factor with capability and deliver maximum power generation with minimum weight. Flexible panels use amorphous silicon thin-film technology, which can be used with many substrate options that allow flexible panels to be folded or rolled. Solar Stik uses extremely rugged, paper-thin flexible panels that can stand harsh conditions.
Renewable generators should be selected to best fit the environment and conditions where they will be operating. Wind turbines can generate power day or night and are an easily deployed power generation option. Solar Stik offers wind turbines with the lowest start-up generation wind speeds on the market.
LiFePO4 Energy Storage Modules (ESMs) can endure more charge/discharge cycles than other battery chemistries. Solar Stik uses the LiFePO4 chemistry in all its lithium-chemistry ESM products. LiFePO4 is slightly less powerful than other commercially available lithium chemistries, but it has the great advantage of using a nonflammable electrolyte, providing equivalent safety characteristics to lead-acid batteries.
Lead-acid Energy Storage Modules (ESMs) are the most widely understood and used 12 V batteries. Solar Stik Lead-acid ESMs use absorbed glass mat (AGM) sealed lead-acid technology. Lead-acid ESMs are housed in rugged cases and will not leak if inverted, pierced, or otherwise compromised.
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Solar Stik’s Portable Remote Operation Inverter/Charger (PRO-Verter) provides a single point of power management, control, and distribution to a portable, battery-based, electrical circuit. The PRO-Verter supplies power to the load by drawing directly from the batteries in the system while simultaneously receiving power input from a fuel-powered generator (optional) or from DC power generation sources to charge the batteries.
The Power Hub serves as a singular collection point for multiple DC power sources including large portable solar arrays, wind turbines, fuel cells, and more. It can accept up to 2.4 kWh of power generation inputs and is a fully automated system with remote monitoring capabilities.
The Power Distribution Module (PDM) is a power distribution system that provides energy for USB, CLA and terminal-post devices. The PDM is capable of powering or recharging multiple 5 VDC, 12 VDC, 24 VDC (24 VDC Version ONLY) appliances simultaneously. It requires a connection to a 12 or 24 VDC battery to function.
The primary role of the generator in a Solar Stik Hybrid System is to charge the batteries when required. Solar Stik power management components monitor the amount of energy in the battery bank—the components automatically signal the generator to start when the battery bank voltage reaches the system-defined threshold, and automatically signal the generator to stop when the battery bank is fully charged. Most generators—military, commercial, and residential—can be modified to use a Solar Stik RsEK.
The RMK provides remote access to vital System operating data via the user interface on the Faceplate. The RMK also records and stores all of the System data and graphical reports of these data on a user friendly, web browser-based user interface.
LiFePO4 Power Paks combine energy storage and power management into a single-case solution. LiFePO4 Power Paks use lithium-ion chemistry, which offers the greatest energy density, making it ideal for expeditionary applications. Solar Stik LiFePO4 Power Paks are available in 12- or 24-volt options.
Lead-acid Power Paks are single-case energy storage and power management solutions. Lead-acid Power Paks use lead-acid battery chemistry best suited for fixed applications and have a 500-cycle life span. Solar Stik Lead-acid Power Paks can be configured for 12- or 24-volt applications.