Providing power to Telecom and Data sites in the Los Angeles Area
The model MS-375 solar generator is the largest MS-Series unit manufactured by Mobile Solar, an Atascadero, CA based firm specializing in mobile off-grid, battery-based equipment.
Recently, Mobile Solar designed, engineered and manufactured two heavy duty versions of this behemoth model, and although these units were not sold into the residential market, they would easily power the average American home, and then some.
Boasting rated inverter outputs of 32kW, the units are capable of surging their 240Volt power to 64kW! Each trailer-based system has a native solar array consisting of 16 x 285-watt mono-crystal photovoltaic modules, equating to 4.56kW DC. However, each system was designed to accept up to 20kW DC from additional solar arrays, installed on mobile SA-24 platforms – also manufactured by Mobile Solar. These rolling photovoltaic arrays, plus the 16 modules on the roof of MS-375, required five 80Amp MPPT charge controllers.
But perhaps the most impressive feature of these custom telecom solar power stations is the fact that this massive inverter and charge controller “tower of power” is supported by 80kWh battery banks. That’s right 1,673 Amp-Hours at 48VDC at the 20-hour discharge rate.
What does that mean? That means each battery weighed nearly 6,000-pounds. A serious power generator indeed!