Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Pultruded polyurethane components are at the heart of a new solar voltaic mobile generator for natural disasters.
The polyurethane systems are being used to cut the weight of a small scale solar power system called Sun Commander Series 8000, said Bayer in a press release. The firm added that its material enables the devices to me made 500kg lighter than with conventional materials.
If there is a disaster or need for remote off-grid power, the Sun Commander Series 8000 can be pulled behind a standard pick-up truck to the site, said Bayer. The company added that the solar array consists of 36 x 240 watt all-glass panels, creating a total DC system of 8.64kW
The frame is made from pultruded polyurethane composite systems which produce strong, light-weight frames that are non-conductive and do not need earthing, Bayer said. The panels are made by Day & Night Solar based in Collinsville, Illinois.