Diana Olick of CNBC reports on a new startup that has created a mobile disaster relief unit powered by clean energy.
- Sesame Solar is a Michigan-based startup that has produced the world’s first fully renewable nanogrid for disaster relief.
- While most mobile units that are used for natural disaster relief are powered by carbon-emitting diesel generators, Sesame Solar’s are powered by rooftop solar.
- The units can be set up and operational within 15 minutes of arrival and used as command centers, kitchens, or even temporary housing.
“Sesame sells the systems for anywhere from $100,000 to $300,000, or more for larger installations like a full medical clinic. It has sold 50 nanogrid units so far. Its customers already include the U.S. Air Force, as well as cable providers like Cox and Comcast.”
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