Schneider Electric launches its Villaya containerized microgrids using state-of-the-art EXOrac transportable solar technology
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Paris, France, April 6, 2018 — Today global leader Schneider Electric (SE) launches Villaya, a new class of highly disruptive industrial-class solar microgrid solutions using PWRstation’s state-of-the-art retractable solar racking technology. The unveiling occurs today at the 2018 Schneider Electric Annual Innovation Summit in Paris, where more than 4,000 visitors and 200 partners are expected to attend.
Villaya is a containerized, transportable plug & play solar solution that overcomes the challenges of traditional solar installations including 20-year minimum land requirements, long order-to-activation cycles, on-site construction crews, and high upfront capital. With Villaya, end users receive and instantly deploy fully operating solar microgrids for immediate electricity generation in off-grid environments. The Villaya solution is designed for critical applications including emergency response, humanitarian / NGO, rural electrification, remote mining and construction, island and defense.
“By integrating some of today’s most advanced mobile solar technologies, Schneider Electric is able to deliver solar power generated electricity on the go... anywhere, giving us a first mover advantagein helping to improve people’s lives around the world,” says Olivier Jacquet, Schneider Electric’sGlobal Account Manager for Refugees, Emergency & War Sustainability Development.
“Villaya is a perfect example of PWRstation’s retractable EXOrac racking technology in action,” says PWRstation Chief Commercial Officer Gianfranco Albertella. “The ability to retract a 120 solar panel redeployable microgrid in a matter of minutes to produce 36 kWp of electricity is about to become the standard for off grid applications.”
While Schneider / PWRstation solar solutions are mostly aimed at businesses in previously mentioned commercial areas, both companies are deeply committed to serving the humanitarian and emergency sectors. Schneider Electric and PWRstation partner with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in providing various solutions to refugee camps throughout the world.
PWRstation Chief Business Development Officer Ludovic Roche says, “we are seeing anunprecedented demand for self-sustainable, transportable emergency energy assets in severe weather-prone areas where hurricane incidents are on the rise, and in remote areas where development is surging.” He adds, “PWRstation’s integration partners around the world aredeveloping a host of highly versatile solutions using our retractable solar racking technology as a core ingredient for rapid deployment.”
EXOrac solar racking technology is available to system integrators in kits or under licensing agreement.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric SE is a European multinational corporation that specializes in energy management, automation solutions, spanning hardware, software, and services. Native of France, the company is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison and is also based at the World Trade Center of Grenoble with offices throughout the world. It is a Fortune Global 500 company, publicly traded on the Euronext Exchange, and is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.
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PWRstation is Swiss-based solar energy product developer that designs and markets a proprietary industrial-class retractable PV racking technology under the brand EXOracTM -- engineered to radically simplify and accelerate PV deployments, enable deployments of variable durations, and provide end users the ability to relocate solar assets as needed. EXOrac serves as the central component that is defining an entirely new class of disruptive transportable, plug-and-play solar microgrid solutions that remove the complexities, time and cost of traditional solar installations. The company is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with offices in Geneva and the USA.
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