New Use Energy Supports Solar Trailer Build for AY Young's Battery Tour
By: New Use Energy
The build took place at the Young family's urban farm and took place over a three day period with volunteers from NUE, Footprint Project, Simpliphi, and the Battery Tour. A 5x10 ft cargo trailer, donated by Footprint Project was towed down from Minneapolis by team members from NUE and Footprint Project. NUE donated one of their new SunKit Nexus's, a flexible pre-wired solar powered generator with a 2kW inverter. NUE also donated a SunFreeze (solar powered DC freezer) to go with the setup. The trailer was outfitted with three 350 Watt solar panels (installed on the top of the trailer frame).
AY Young is no stranger to portable solar generation. He has been powering his concerts with solar energy for the last decade- starting with a small DIY suitcase-sized solar generator, which he built himself. AY's mission is to bring awareness to clean energy storage and sustainable energy practices through his music and the way he powers it. AY is one of seventeen United Nations Young Leaders for SDGs (https://www.unite2030.com/
"Working with New Use Energy was nothing less than extraordinary,"
NUE and Footprint Project have been building solar powered trailers since 2018. Together, to date, they have designed and built seven trailers which are staged across the country, strategically placed in climate disaster prone areas like California, Louisiana, Texas, Puerto Rico and Tennessee. "We build these trailers to help those in need, without any access to power, when a natural disaster strikes," said Nate Heegaard, cofounder of NUE. We are honored and couldn't be more excited to help AY show the world what sustainable energy generation looks like as he tours the country promoting the United Nations 17 SGDs using his passion, his music, as an outlet for change."
NUE engineers and manufactures affordable solar+battery systems which replace traditional fossil fuel alternatives such as portable generators. NUE's business model has two key aspects: 1) Integrated energy systems, such as its SunKit™ product line, and 2) New and repurposed lithium battery packs and other energy system components. NUE emphasizes mobility as well as field serviceability to maximize the usable life of our products. Advantages of NUE's products include speed of deployment, simplicity of the technology and sustainability of the solution. NUE's customers include remote communities unserved or underserved by utilities, communities impacted by natural disasters and businesses or individuals seeking a clean, quiet and secure source of remote or emergency power. NUE has a strategic relationship with FootprintProject.org whose mission is to help communities affected by disasters build back greener by powering relief and recovery operations using solar energy.
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