Defining Portable Power

What comes to mind when you think of portable power?

Obviously, traditional power supply systems (“grid” energy) require a physical connection to the power source. Generally this implies many conduits (such as electric lines) that branch out from a centralized source (such as a coal-fired plant) where the power is produced. This centralized system allows for efficiency and steady supply, but is necessarily limited by the placement of its conduits; if the infrastructure is not in place, power cannot be served.

In fast-moving or remote applications, portable power sources are preferred over traditional, because they bypass the infrastructure requirement.

Over the last few decades, mobile applications where power is required have seen explosive growth. However, choices in power sources have remained fairly constant—the portable, fuel-driven generator is still the primary mechanism or tool used in portable power applications.

Challenges facing the traditional paradigm are what have led to a new age in alternative, portable power solutions, including the Solar Stik System. There is a seismic shift toward hybrid, renewable, and other battery-operated, portable power products, and they are fast becoming part of the mainstream.

In an age where technology evolves at such a rapid rate, the options available to the operator are increasing both in number and effectiveness every year. Stikopedia perpetuates the culture change in the power spectrum up to 10 kW by providing insight into the technologies available today and the principles of their operation and application. Knowledge is the key that opens the door to intelligent system design.

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