Panasonic’s Power Supply Container is a self-contained solar power plant designed to supply reliable electricity to emerging regions and remote island communities. Each comes with 12 Panasonic HIT240 solar modules that generate approximately 3 kW of electricity. Also, 24 lead-acid batteries are capable of storing 17.2 kWh of energy.
Panasonic chose to test the off-grid containers in Indonesia as part of the country’s Educational Environment Improvement Policy for Isolated Islands. Many of the country’s approximately 13,000 islands have little or no access to electricity because of power generation and development issues. Installations at elementary schools provide electricity for lighting, computers, televisions and running water. Morningstar products help control the units, enabling local electricity.