In the 2010 film Carbon Nation, retired United States Army Colonel and Green Hawk Movement founder Daniel Nolan demonstrates the technology behind the Fort Irwin National Training Center’s experimental building design, where heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning needs in desert conditions are now approximately one-sixth of that of conventional shelters because of energy from OutBack Power’s FLEXware system, powering a photovoltaic (PV) solar installation and wind turbines.
The United States Army’s M113 armoured personnel carrier has revolutionised mobile military operations. The on-board instrumentation, navigation, surveillance, computing and communications electronics for the carrier depend on OutBack Power’s Extreme-series inverter/chargers for clean, stable power in the field.
Given the remote location of the Tumul K’in Mayan School in the Belize rainforest, where the only means of access is by river with a longboat, the school’s on-site renewable energy generation required a compact and high-output system. The FLEXware 500 system was utilised at the site, both for energy generation and as a sustainable technology teaching platform for the school’s 30 students.
Following a major earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, the hospital built in Thomonde by the Partners in Health organisation became more expensive to run when a diesel generator was needed 24 hours per day, seven days a week. The Solar Electric Light Fund came to the hospital’s aid with a 29 kilowatt (kW) off-grid solar PV system powered by four VFX inverters and six FLEXmax charge controllers from OutBack Power, capable of running the hospital’s lighting, equipment, fans, refrigeration, computers, diagnostic machines and all other electrical needs required to support patients and staff.