Sesame Solar, Inc. Powers their Mobile Disaster Relief Units with Clean Energy
Michigan-based startup Sesame Solar has been making news the past few months as they announced the release of their mobile disaster relief units and their nanogrids. These nanogrids allow the company to leverage solar power and green hydrogen as a source of reliable and renewable energy. Their disaster relief units take advantage of this capability, ensuring relief comes from clean energy.
The relief units can be used for mobile communications and command centers, medical units, kitchens, and even temporary housing. They can be ready for use within 15 minutes of arrival.
Until now, other mobile disaster relief units have been powered by diesel fuel which contributes to climate change. Sesame’s solar paneled units overcome this limitation. They also inspire the company’s name. The folded solar panels unfold, opening up to collect energy from the sun – a reference to “open sesame”.
Beyond solar power, the unit is designed with two backup power sources. Between batteries and geen hydrogen there is no limitation in clean energy sources. The company has even worked to achieve wind turbines, though this option is limited by conditions.
“The whole concept is that no fossil fuels are required to be able to have days or weeks of energy autonomy after an extreme weather disaster, like a hurricane or tornado or wildfire, or an event of grid outage in California…or a cyber-attack, or anytime the grid is just down,” said Sesame co-founder and CEO Lauren Flanagan.
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