Xant Touts ‘Utility in a Box’ System for Off-Grid and Water Pump Markets

By [email protected] Xant, a small-scale wind turbine maker based in Belgium, is looking to speed up off-grid electrification with a pre-integrated “utility in a box.”

The plug-and-play PowerTower system includes a 50-kilowatt wind turbine, 50 kilowatts of PV and between 100 and 500 kilowatt-hours of lithium-ion battery storage, delivered in four twenty-foot containers weighing about 30 tons. It can be assembled without needing a crane.

The DC-only system is governed by a Sustainable Power Systems microgrid controller that allows for standalone, grid-tied and dual operation, and can automatically dispatch back-up diesel generation if needed.

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