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The Hybrid EnergyPod is set up with a unique wind turbine and variable series of solar PV panels. Powered by wind and sun, the Hybrid EnergyPod compensates for the slightly lower wind speeds at near coast locations. During the winter season, the unique wind turbine is the main power source. In the summer, the solar panels take over. A natural symbiosis of wind and sun are held within the Hybrid EnergyPod.

The Hybrid EnergyPod generates energy which is stored into a series of battery packs via inverters. Electricity is then distributed from the battery packs to any system. The Hybrid EnergyPod can also be connected to a diesel generator when additional power is required.

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The Hybrid EnergyPod is a highly versatile energy solution. It can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the client and can be utilized in any environmental condition and in remote locations.

The Hybrid EnergyPod is benefitted with an extremely compact design. During transit, all of the components can be safely fitted inside the container, which makes the product easy to transport. Due to its mobility, its rapid (dis)assembly time, and its durability, the Hybrid EnergyPod can be used on multiple locations during its life time.

Hybrid
EnergyPOD

The Hybrid EnergyPod is a highly versatile energy solution. It can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the client and can be utilized in any environmental condition and in remote locations.

The Hybrid EnergyPod is benefitted with an extremely compact design. During transit, all of the components can be safely fitted inside the container, which makes the product easy to transport. Due to its mobility, its rapid (dis)assembly time, and its durability, the Hybrid EnergyPod can be used on multiple locations during its life time.

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In addition to the standard Hybrid EnergyPod with a single wind turbine and 6-10 solar PV panels, Amphibious Energy can also design and deliver larger and more advanced models if the required power or energy storage is higher.

This includes a larger Hybrid EnergyPod (20 or 40 feet), called the Twin Head Hybrid EnergyPod, which can fit 2-4 wind turbines, multiple solar PV panels, and multiple battery packs.

The Twin Head Hybrid EnergyPod will produce 2-4 times more energy than the standard Hybrid EnergyPod.

Twin head hybrid
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In addition to the standard Hybrid EnergyPod with a single wind turbine and 6-10 solar PV panels, Amphibious Energy can also design and deliver larger and more advanced models if the required power or energy storage is higher.

This includes a larger Hybrid EnergyPod (20 or 40 feet), called the Twin Head Hybrid EnergyPod, which can fit 2-4 wind turbines, multiple solar PV panels, and multiple battery packs.

The Twin Head Hybrid EnergyPod will produce 2-4 times more energy than the standard Hybrid EnergyPod.

Wind turbine

The patented wind turbine, which can be fitted with a 3kW or 5kW permanent magnetic generator (PMG), has a double layered housing. It sits in a free rotational frame, which turns itself towards the prevailing wind.

The turbine has an innovative design due to the construction of the blades. Where most small wind turbines use propeller blades, Amphibious Energy’s wind turbine is manufactured with large, light weight rotor blades. These special blades require far less rotation to generate energy than propeller blades. Not only does this result in diminished noise (<40dB), it also causes less rotational friction which extends the turbine’s life time

Energy Management System (EMS)

The key operational and safety control system for the Hybrid EnergyPod is the EMS. Using sensors, this unique system continuously measures and adapts the performance of the Hybrid EnergyPod for optimal power creation and delivery. These sensors measure the rotational speed of the wind turbine, the wind speed, the load on the generator and batteries, and the functioning of the brake system.

The EMS monitors and controls the batteries’ state of charge to extend their life time. It also allows the operator to monitor and control the Hybrid EnergyPod remotely via satellite or radio signal. Each EMS is operator configurable. As soon as the EMS detects anomalies, the wind turbine will come to a standstill. If there is a fault, it will be reported to the operator via the remote observational system.

Brake System

Amphibious Energy has designed a unique hydraulic brake system. The brake can hold a force of 620Nm, stopping the turbine in wind speeds exceeding 40m/s (>90mph). This prevents the generator from overheating or exceeding the batteries load capacity.

The EMS automatically initiates this brake during storms, emergencies and when batteries are fully loaded. Once the wind speed drops, the brake is automatically released and the wind turbine will continue to work as normal.

Solar PV Panels

The Hybrid EnergyPod is designed with multiple solar PV panels, each PV panel delivering 300Wp. If the load is high and more power is required, then additional PV panels will be added to the Hybrid EnergyPod. The PV panels will be attached directly to the container with extendable arms. The installation design could vary due to its latitude placement.

Maintenance

Maintenance intervals for the Hybrid EnergyPod is every 6-12 months due to cleaning of the solar PV panels. Alternatively, this service can be paired with the operator’s service intervals. Major part replacements are normally scheduled every 5 years.

Performance

The beauty as well as challenge of any renewable power unit is for it to be dependent on natural elements for optimal energy delivery. Power delivery depends on various complex factors:

  • Wind speed
  • Wind speed consistency
  • Amount of batteries
  • Number of turbines
  • Number of solar panels
  • Sun position
  • Ambient temperature

To address this complexity, Amphibious Energy has designed the Hybrid EnergyPod to come with a dual 24 2V 900Ah (86kW), PowerSafe SBS EON battery pack, which holds charge for 12 windless days (for a continuous load user).

For the larger Twin Head Hybrid EnergyPods, four 24 2V 900Ah (172kW) battery packs will be included. Each Hybrid EnergyPod can also be configured for two types of load deliveries; continuous load and/or peak load, either in AC or DC.