The great thing about solar power is that the sun is everywhere. Solar panels, on the other hand…
The Ecos Powercube (via Grist) is a mobile, solar-powered energy station that can bring renewable power to remote areas. Housed in shipping containers, it can transported nearly anywhere for disaster relief, military operations, or anything else that requires electricity.
Once it’s deployed, the Powercube spreads its solar-panel wings, creating a footprint large enough to produce 15 kilowatts of electricity. It even has a wind turbine!
It’s not all about providing power, though. The Powercube can also draw moisture out of the air to produce potable water, and can provide Internet within a 30-mile radius. The interior also has plenty of space to house a temporary school shelter, or clinic.
Once its work is done, the Powercube is simply packed up and rolled out to the next destination.