This battery-loaded container provides massive backup power during load-shedding

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The maximum capacity ensures it is transportable and can be dropped in locations in Africa where access by road is difficult, Verster said.
o_O :unsure: Can someone please explain this to me?
 

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I think they mean by air.
I'm trying to picture this and a number of questions come to mind:
  1. Can a 14 ton container be transported by air?
  2. Are you saying that they can air-drop this container into remote locations?
Genuinely curious.
 

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I'm trying to picture this and a number of questions come to mind:
  1. Can a 14 ton container be transported by air?
  2. Are you saying that they can air-drop this container into remote locations?
Genuinely curious.
1. Yes, there are choppers that can transport some damn heavy stuff
2. Possibly yes, if they couple it with a way to charge it ie. renewable energy
 

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I'm trying to picture this and a number of questions come to mind:
  1. Can a 14 ton container be transported by air?
  2. Are you saying that they can air-drop this container into remote locations?
Genuinely curious.
No idea of the technicalities, I just assume if you cannot bring it by road then it's by air.

It also look to me like it can be assembled on site.
 

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1. Yes, there are choppers that can transport some damn heavy stuff
2. Possibly yes, if they couple it with a way to charge it ie. renewable energy
Not in South Africa there aren't the Oryx can do 3600kg. Could use a C130 though you'd need a runway.
 

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I'm trying to picture this and a number of questions come to mind:
  1. Can a 14 ton container be transported by air?
  2. Are you saying that they can air-drop this container into remote locations?
Genuinely curious.
 

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"A single MegaBoy is capable of storing up to 1MWh of electricity with a maximum output of 250kW.
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around R6 million per unit with a storage capacity of 1MWh"

As a comparison, Pumped Water System"
"To generate 1 MWh of energy Pumped Water System would require 366 m3 of water, which is roughly equivalent to a reservoir with 100 m2 of surface area and a depth of 3,66 m." - see

So quite competitive.
 

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More details on MegaBoy
"With power outages in South Africa ranging from about 2 to 4 hours a day, the MegaBoy could be a perfect drop-in replacement for diesel backup generators at schools, small office parks, small supermarkets, and small shopping centres whose peak power demand is around 250 kW, giving them at least 4 hours of backup time. This would be perfect for space-constrained sites that may have limited space for solar, with the MegaBoy charging from the grid at low demand times."

how would they know when it's low demand time? with eskom, there is no "low demand" only "low supply".

i was loadshedded last night 2-4am.
 

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The maximum capacity ensures it is transportable and can be dropped in locations in Africa where access by road is difficult, Verster said.
o_O :unsure: Can someone please explain this to me?
Road and air are not the only means of transport. Possibly they mean shipping as well. Mines along the coast sometimes have harbours, but no road access. Perhaps more applicable in very remote locations such as oil-drilling rigs.
 

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"With power outages in South Africa ranging from about 2 to 4 hours a day, the MegaBoy could be a perfect drop-in replacement for diesel backup generators at schools, small office parks, small supermarkets, and small shopping centres whose peak power demand is around 250 kW, giving them at least 4 hours of backup time. This would be perfect for space-constrained sites that may have limited space for solar, with the MegaBoy charging from the grid at low demand times."

how would they know when it's low demand time? with eskom, there is no "low demand" only "low supply".

i was loadshedded last night 2-4am.
Eskom and CoJ have ToU (Time of Use) tariffs.
Pretty simple to "load shift" and save money.
A 1MWh generator is $$$ and diesel ks also $$$.
Charing lithium os 95% efficient.

All we need is a reliable load shedding schedule to use MegaBoy.
 

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Eskom and CoJ have ToU (Time of Use) tariffs.
Pretty simple to "load shift" and save money.
A 1MWh generator is $$$ and diesel ks also $$$.
Charing lithium os 95% efficient.

All we need is a reliable load shedding schedule to use MegaBoy.
this is news to me - what are the times for peak and off peak?
 

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Eskom and CoJ have ToU (Time of Use) tariffs.
Pretty simple to "load shift" and save money.
A 1MWh generator is $$$ and diesel ks also $$$.
Charing lithium os 95% efficient.

All we need is a reliable load shedding schedule to use MegaBoy.
Huh? Charging lithium is 95% efficient?
 
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