“We are proud to support New York City with this donation of a mobile solar generator,” said Gul Khan, a senior vice president at New-Jersey-headquartered Louis Berger. “We often work in post-disaster environments, but when Hurricane Sandy battered the eastern seaboard, the need hit much closer to home. We have had people on the ground working with the city since this storm hit and will continue to do what we can to support the region through a long recovery.”
The hybrid solar generator can produce power at roughly half the cost of a fossil fuel generator and requires significantly less logistics support and manpower. Louis Berger transported the hybrid solar generator from SolaRover’s manufacturing facility, Winn Machine in La Porte, Ind., to the Logistical Service Area at Citi Field where equipment is staged for Sandy response efforts. Louis Berger personnel are overseeing the infrastructure implementation and site management.
“This type of technology brings emergency response in this country into the 21st century and is ready for commercial application to better prepare for catastrophic events,” said John Spisak, president and CEO of SolaRover.
The hybrid mobile solar generator runs on solar power instead of fossil fuels. Once power is restored, the hybrid solar generators can stay connected to a facility and the power can be used to cut utility costs, while serving as a backup system in case of future grid outages. The hybrid mobile solar generator emits no fumes, operates silently and needs no ongoing maintenance while in service.