First Application – DAWES: Distributed Power for Distributed Utility Services in India
India is facing severe challenges related to water shortages, grid outages, public health, food waste, farmer income, environmental degradation and air pollution. The 15kW 360 Power Group generator can provide an ideal foundation on which to provide a whole suite of services that creatively and meaningfully address these challenges.
360 Power Group, through its parent company ClearWater Holdings, Ltd. has formed a Joint Venture in India called DAWES with iField Energy, the parent company of Akshay Swachh Jal, a leading provider of drinking water purification and sales kiosks.
More information about the ways that DAWES will be addressing the challenges listed above can be found on the DAWES website at dawesintl.com. Pilot sites are on track for implementation this year with an expanded roll out in the years following.
Microgrids and Nanogrids
The global trend is in distributed power, particularly for use in micro-grids and, increasingly, nano-grids. These are systems that produce between 5kW and 100kW locally, rather than at remote power stations.
This market is projected to grow to $60 billion by 2023. Because the architecture of our generators and motors significantly changes the economics of distributed power; we expect to capture a significant share of that growth with advantageous partners.
The telecom market is expected to see continued expansion, with mobile data traffic growing by 53 percent annually from 2015 to 2020. These towers typically need 5 to 15 kW of power. Worldwide, forty percent of these towers are off-grid; or, if there is a grid, as in India, it is both incomplete and unreliable; and, therefore, requires backup generators for stable operation. For any of these installations, by far the greatest operating expense is fuel. By reducing fuel consumption, our machines provide fast investment payback with superior reliability.