Aurora is the acronym for Autonomous and Self-Deploying Mobile Unit for Renewable Energy Production and, also, the technological advancement that will take clean energy to where it is more difficult to connect to the grid, such as isolated places, to illuminate in times as dark as a disaster. natural or humanitarian causes in which, on many occasions, the lack of electricity makes rescue operations difficult.

These are the main uses, not the only ones, with which it was designed pioneering device which, in its first prototype, integrates nearly a hundred photovoltaic panels (96) and an 18-meter robotic arm that unfolds the panels and acts as a mast for a wind turbine with which, in less than five hours to complete its installation, it can start producing solar and wind energy. The installed energy capacity is 32 kWp.

All of the above is organized in a 40ft standard size container which, therefore, can be transported anywhere in the world in conventional freight transport systems. With a minimum of labor for installation and commissioning, this mobile renewable energy unit is remotely monitored, allowing you to control its operation from anywhere.

With these advantages and others, like the fact that Aurora has water vapor as the only waste, this device becomes a alternative to replace generators commonly used today and that, not only are they polluting and expensive, but they are sometimes not very operational to supply aid camps in the event of humanitarian crises, field hospitals or other similar facilities.

Aurora, an acronym also chosen by the Roman goddess of dawn, is equipped with gel batteries to store energy and to ensure that there are no power cuts. If desired, the unit can also be reinforced with a second container, in this case 20ft, which would consist of a cell for the generation and storage of hydrogen thanks to an electrolyser which also generates oxygen.

This pioneering project is promoted by the University of Huelva and by a consortium of companies formed by the Spanish companies Sacyr, Ariema Enexia and Kemtecnia, which cooperate to manufacture this unit financed by the Feder-Interconecta program. As a result of this work, this prototype has already been created, which has an installed capacity of just over 32 kWp of fully renewable energy. The objective, they point out of the consortium, is continue to advance until the commercialization of more powerful renewable energy production units, which could incorporate 120 panels and five or more wind turbines.

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