Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Co. is working towards becoming a “green company” recently winning awards for its commitment to energy efficiency by installing wind power, solar power and generators for many yachts built in the yard.
Now, they’ve partnered with Reluminati, a company offering energy conscious products using sustainable materials and built in the U.S.. The new Zero Base unit is a plug and play, easily deployable, solar power kit and what better people to build it than marine industry professionals?
ZeroBase™ can be used off the grid on construction sites, cell phone towers, or any place that conventional power is not available. On the grid, ZeroBase is a silent back-up - a quiet alternative always standing by, fully charged, and ready to work when needed.
ZeroBase™ is designed to integrate standard generators, solar, and wind power in one unit. The box isn’t small as you can see from the pictures so you won’t just toss one on the foredeck of your Catalina 30. But if you have a remote home where power outages are common, this might not be a bad addition to your emergency preparedness.
There are two units – the H and Z series – and closed, the smaller H is roughly 6’x4’x3’. It gets bigger when it’s “open” and the solar panels are deployed.
The H Series provides 3500 watts of power replenished by 600 watts of integrated solar panels, with battery back-up capability up to 28,800 watt hours of power. Expandable to 5000 watts of power replenished by up to 1kw of add-on wind power, 1.8 kw of add-on solar power and 12kw of add-on generator power.
The larger Z Series provides 3500 watts of power replenished by 1200 watts of integrated solar panels, with battery back-up capability up to 43,200 watt hours of power. Expandable to 5000 watts of power replenished by up to 1kw of add-on wind power, 1.8 kw of add-on solar power and 12kw of add-on generator power.