Superior Technology Integration Knowledge
The open-architecture design of the Solar Stik System encompasses five primary tenets:
- Composed of modular, human-portable components
- Engineered and optimized for mobility
- DOT–approved for land, sea, and air transport
- Operates in the power spectrum of up to 10 kW
- Provides flexibility as technology advances
- Reduces dependency on any one technology
- Accommodates adoption of advanced technologies
- Improves effectiveness of older technologies
- Enables maximum configuration options
- Can be expanded or reduced as changes happen
- Energy storage for “silent operations”
- Balance between capabilities
- Uses Plug & Play, polarized connections
- Allows specific capabilities to be optimized
- Applies the “No failure” rule
- Manufactured in America
- Uses domestic-sourced components
- Ruggedized—MIL-STD-810G design
- Has field-serviceable components
- Uses the battery as the common thread
- Foundation of high-efficiency electrical circuit
- Components operate in support of a battery
- Renewable technologies prioritized
- Provides self-sufficiency for the operator
- Has intuitive setup and operation
The components in a Solar Stik System are modular, which easily allows for two types of integration:
Using multiple technologies that are already in use or available to the operator after deployment.
The operator designs a system to meet the needs of a specific application before deploying the desired equipment.
It is not possible for one company to produce all of the technologies brought to the marketplace. Many of these technologies are multifunctional, and as such they are sold as an “unfinished product”—meaning they do not function alone as a system, but instead must be assembled with other such parts to form a working system.
For example, a solar panel is often unusable by itself, but if integrated into a system that includes a battery and a power management device it can serve a vital role as a power generator within a system.
Unfortunately, there are currently no connection standards between many of these technologies, so industry partners, and often the operators themselves, must endeavor to bridge the gap.
Companies (such as Solar Stik) integrate emerging technologies into working systems by incorporating various components into a “manufactured” turnkey solution ready for use in portable power applications.
The modularity of Solar Stik components is a hallmark of the System’s design because it opens the architecture and provides:
- Tailoring of system capabilities for a specific mission or load profile
- Simplification of the logistical burden, with an ability to deploy exactly what is needed
- Setup and operation with only minimal training required
- Continuity of operations; if one modular component in the circuit fails, it can easily be replaced or bypassed without losing the rest of the circuit functions
- Easy troubleshooting that allows diagnosis of individual components instead of micro-level parts
In a battery-based power system, the runtime and available power are inverse relations. You can support a smaller load for a longer runtime, or you can support a bigger load for a shorter runtime.
The open architecture of the Solar Stik battery-based design allows users to develop systems that are optimized for the environment and the mission requirements. The system can be quickly and easily scaled if operating conditions change.
For example, you can increase the runtime (Ah capacity) by adding energy storage (increasing the battery bank). You can also manage the power consumption (watts or kilowatts) by optimizing the power generation sources.