SOLAR ON NANTUCKET: Frequently Asked Questions
What is a mobile solar generator?
The Nantucket Solar EXPRESS: Mobile Solar Generator is essentially a portable micro-power plant. The unit is designed to capture, store and distribute renewable energy generated by the sun seamlessly & immediately on demand.
Will this solar generator work at night or if it's cloudy?
Yes. The large deep-cycle, solar batteries integrated into the unit store energy for days, sometimes weeks depending on power usage. The sun will continue to recharge the system and produce energy, even when mobile!
Is there enough solar to power all the appliances at my event?
Possibly, depending on the electrical loads. Weeks before your event, our team will complete an “electric load sizing worksheet” with your assistance. This form helps us to calculate the total watt-hours of your event. From this total, we will recommend specific appliances that the unit can power for the entirety of the event. An internal meter within the until allows us to monitor the battery bank depletion, so that there will never be an unexpected loss of power.
Will the solar generator produce sufficient power in the winter?
Yes. As the temperature drops, the Nantucket Solar EXPRESS will be thoroughly insulated to keep the internal equipment at an optimum operating temperature. Even with limited sunlight in the off-season, the Nantucket Solar EXPRESS is designed to effectively harness enough solar energy to fully replete the deep-cycle battery bank for hours of power.