PWRstation EXOrac retractable technology selected by The United Nations High Commissioner for Refuge
PWRstation is pleased to announce the activation of a solar plant based on his EXOrac retractable technology, to supply electricity for a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camp office located in Shimelba, Ethiopia.
The activation is part of an important UNHCR initiative aimed at reducing the organization’s operating expenses, upfront capital expenditures, human and material risk; as well as global carbon emissions produced from its use of diesel fuels. The Genesis activation complements UNHCR’s hybrid energy microgrid at Shimelba designed and built by Norway’s W. Giertsen Energy Solutions.
UNHCR Global Staff Accommodation Manager Harry Richard Leefe says, “Each year UNHCR spends millions in the field on diesel fuel and diesel generator maintenance. It is now essential to implement new and practical energy solutions to meet the needs of our extensive off-grid operations. We believe this new approach to solar power will deliver substantial benefits for us in the field.” He adds, “We will be enthusiastically evaluating the results of this important pilot and look forward to further projects that reduce UNHCR dependency on fossil fuels and reduces its carbon footprint.
PWRstation Chief Commercial Officer Gianfranco Albertella says, “as EXOrac technology can be preassembled-in-factory, the risk of missing parts upon delivery is reduced, we need less solar experts onsite, and we substantially reduce time to activate -- each vitally important factors particularly in remote off-grid environments.”
EXOractm. has been designed for transportability and instant activation, EXOractm uses open architecture designed to accommodate standard photovoltaic components from around the world, includi