Renovagen is a UK technology business specialising in innovative clean-tech solutions for the rapidly changing global energy marketplace. Our mission is to address some of the greatest challenges of global energy consumption by inventing, developing and deploying revolutionary new concepts in renewable energy systems.
By leveraging the major disruptive scientific and economic trends in clean technology in new ways, we can make energy more available, more affordable, more secure and more sustainable for millions of people around the world, and even save lives in the process.
Our first product, the Rapid Roll “T” system takes portable solar power to the next level of capability and mobility. By unrolling a solar field (up to 11kWp) from a small trailer, a commercial-scale off-grid solar power system can be deployed faster than ever before, enabling self-sufficient power to be deployed easily in remote locations.
HIGH POWER OUTPUT
Up to 100kWp of PV capacity deployable from a 20ft ISO shipping container.
ISO container or trailer based systems – deploy large scale PV anywhere in the world quickly.
PV array can be unrolled and generating power within a few minutes.
EASY TO USE
Unroll and power on at the flick of a switch
Rapid Roll "T"
The Rapid Roll “T” trailer/tactical version provides an
extremely mobile solution which can be airlifted by a wide
range of medium and heavy-lift helicopters
(gross weight from 1,500 kg) but packs enough power
for energy intensive operations. Easily mounted on an
on-road or off-road trailer or flat-bed truck,
the Rapid Roll “T” provides many options for deployment
to practically any global location imaginable.
With simple deployment in just a few minutes without
needing solar engineers onsite, it provides a practical
solution for humanitarian and disaster relief, military,
mining, events, film production and other temporary
power-hungry operations in remote places which
require equipment mobility.
The size and weight of the Rapid Roll “T” when trailerised (2,000kg – 3,000kg total trailer weight) also makes it easy to tow with standard 4×4 vehicles and it fits on a number of commercial air freight pallets or 463L military pallet and so becomes extremely easy to transport internationally very quickly. Easy handling is facilitated with bi-directional forklift pockets and lifting rings.
The 2017 Rapid Roll “T” now has an insulated composite construction which provides improved performance in a wide range of environmental conditions. A built-in environmental management system provides passive cooling to electrical components only when required – minimising parasitic energy consumption.
Rapid Roll “T” models can be configured with independently variable solar and battery capacity. Models are designated, for example, RAPID ROLL 11\48 – indicating 11kWp solar capacity and 48kWh battery capacity. Rapid Roll “T” systems are available in single or 3-phase, 230V/400V 50Hz or 120V/208V 60Hz variants with grid-connect or HyPER-FST options. Optional remote access and monitoring is available.
Ideal for short and medium-term deployment to challenging environments, the exceptional mobility facilitates rapid response in critical situations where lives can be saved by providing power to mobile medical facilities, communications and water purification equipment. Often, in a post-disaster environment, fuel supplies may be disrupted and even where generators have been deployed, there may not be sufficient fuel to run them. Just a single Rapid Roll “T” system can provide enough power for a 120-bed mobile clinic (USAID Category III standard) or to desalinate 25,000 litres of water every day without requiring fuel – a potentially lifesaving capability
The cost of fuel delivery to remote Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) may reach $400 per gallon (according to US military estimates), due to the force protection requirements for fuel convoys and flights. On this basis, fuel savings may provide a Return-on-Investment against the capital cost of Rapid Roll systems in as little as 2 - 3 months. With 3,000 military casualties in fuel convoy protection alone in Iraq and Afghanistan, reducing or eliminating the need for fuel convoys can be life-saving. Just a single Rapid Roll “T” system can power a Headquarters complete with communications equipment, and a number of systems running in parallel may power an entire FOB.
FAST FOLD Solar Mat
We’ve recently introduced the FAST FOLD solar power system – the most power you’ve ever seen before in a package that can fit in the back of a car! The system consists of FAST FOLD Solar Mats which operate in conjunction with the FAST FOLD Energy Hub.
The folding mats can be deployed in seconds – either directly on the ground, or lifted onto shipping containers, roofs or other structures. They are moved in a transport bag, which can contain up to 2 x 1.5kWp mats. Just like the RAPID ROLL, the key advantages are:
A large surface area of solar PV can be deployed from a small, lightweight package = more power for less weight, hassle and transport cost
CIGS flexible thin-film technology operates well in a wide range of irradiance conditions – so the angle of deployment or level of sunlight is less important than with glass panels
A solar mat is deployable by 2 people in less than a minute!
This is the best way to get self-sustaining power to the most remote and difficult-to-access places, where continuous delivery of fuel for generators would be impossible or extremely expensive.