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POWERCUBE: Rock-Solid Solar Generator To-Go

Posted By Mike Chino On March 31, 2008 @ 12:00 pm In global development,green gadgets,Renewable Energy,San Francisco,Solar Power | 11 Comments

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Portable green power sources [2] are steadily gaining momentum as alternative energy tech gears up to help shoulder the strain of our overloaded energy grids. This recently released generator, dubbed the PowerCube 6000 [3], is showing plenty of potential as an all-inclusive clean energy system. Whether you’re greening your home’s energy sources, preparing for an emergency, or opening up a Black Rock smoothie stand, the PowerCube offers an enticing (if expensive) way to break free from the grid.


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True story: as I was drafting this post, my computer ground to a halt. As did the refrigerator, the lights, and my entire San Francisco city block. All irony aside, the experience was a grounding realization of how tenuous our energy grid can be.

Hence the draw of the PowerCube [3] – it’s a totally self-contained power source that is heat, noise, and emission free. The burly cube costs $25,000 and boasts three 200 watt solar panels, 3500 watts of continuous inverter output, and 2400 amp hours of battery storage. Sealed in a watertight casing, the PowerCube is as plug and play as solar systems get, requiring just four steps to set up. Unfortunately, one of those steps requires a forklift, as the unit is fairly massive. Still, it’s a solid option for those able to shoulder its cost and heft. Plus, multiple cubes can be daisy linked together for… EVEN MORE POWER!

+ PowerCube [3]

Via cleantechnica.com [4]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/31/powercube-6000/

[2] Portable green power sources: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/13/video-portable-renewable-energy/

[3] PowerCube 6000: http://www.powercubeenergy.com/

[4] Via cleantechnica.com: http://cleantechnica.com/2008/03/22/powercube-to-the-people/

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