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How Containerized Solar Solutions Complement Diesel-Powered Generators?

Containerized solar solution and diesel-powered generators

Diesel-powered generators are traditional power sources that generate electricity by burning fuel and are typically used in remote areas without connection to the power grid.

Over the past few months, the cost of generating electricity has risen. In terms of power generation, it is clear that electricity from diesel-powered generators is becoming very expensive. 

Unfortunately, completely shutting down or replacing diesel-powered generators can cause more issues than it solves. Nevertheless, there are ways to reduce the cost dependency on fuel prices. One such way is to add a containerized solar energy plant into the energy mix. 

Solar energy systems that are containerized or mobile are renewable energy systems that generate electricity from sunlight. Certain Industries operating in off-grid remote areas such as agriculture, mining, and construction can use this system. It’s a power generator that does not feed on fuel.

Power outages have a negative economic impact on certain industries. Consider our electrical energy consumption and interrelated systems that rely on electricity, and you’ll realize how dependent we are on energy availability. Diesel power generators can offset the sudden unavailability of electricity. 

Uninterrupted power is a must for health facilities, storage systems, and water supplies in remote, off-grid areas, and diesel power generators have been the quickest way to cover their electricity needs in times of intermittent or unavailability of supply.

Diesel power plants are also the best choice for emergencies and backup generators because they can provide immediate and adequate supply when the main power source goes down.

Advantages of diesel power plants

auxiliary diesel generator emergency electric power

Increased power capacity

Diesel power plants are one of the main sources of power from the main grid. It is also used in industrial applications since it can handle massive power loads. 

Also, when there is a power outage, the system can retain all electrical equipment running with the right size generator and UPS systems.


Diesel power plants are built to withstand heavy wear and tear on industrial facilities. In addition, diesel has self-lubricating qualities that significantly extend a power source’s life. But, like gasoline engines, they need extra lubrication to keep working well in the long run.

Simple to maintain

Power systems are an excellent choice for business owners due to their low regular maintenance. They use fewer parts to operate. Unlike gas engines, which use spark ignition, diesel engines use compression. Usually, the engine takes in air and squeezes it, which heats the fuel and makes it work.

Though diesel generators are inexpensive, their net cost is gradually increasing. In addition, diesel power plants require costly overhauls. Most off-grid solar systems are complemented by a generator, which operates 24/7. If you use a diesel power plant, a Containerized Solar Energy System can help. 

By incorporating solar power into diesel generator-based energy systems, consumers can save fuel and lower operating costs. Microgrids and containerized solar energy systems can provide power to the region’s power-stressed islands while also acting as a backup for diesel-powered generators.

Containerized solar energy

Containerized solar energy

Containerized solar energy solution is a pre-wired power unit that captures and converts the sun’s energy. Container-based solar energy generates clean, undisrupted energy at a fraction of the price of a traditional generator. Because of their elevated and extremely efficient elements, containerized solar generators could meet high energy demands. They also perform well in a variety of settings and situations.

Containerized solar energy can play an essential role in offsetting the power needs of significant industries in power-stressed countries like the Philippines. Amongst which, containerized solar energy helps various industries in remote areas such as mining companies, construction sites, agriculture and farms, Small LGUs, Quarry, and Off-grid construction.

Advantages of containerized solar energy

Extremely adaptable to serve different locations

Because of portability attributes such as base wheels and foldable solar panels, the solar container is easily moved from one place to another. These established power systems fulfill power requirements regardless of geographic location or size.

Ready to use and simple to set up

A containerized solar energy system will include all you need, such as pre-wired power outlets for immediate use. Irrespective of configuration, containerized solar energy systems should be operational within 3 hours. No special skills are required, and the setup is completed with standard tools.

Going forward

While we can’t be sure what the future of energy holds, there is one thing we know will define our efforts to meet the world’s energy needs: innovation. While modern containerized solar solutions are still relatively new, there are reasons to believe that they may be the next logical step in the “solar revolution”. 

Energy consumption has increased day by day as industrialization accelerates. Reurasia has put in place self-contained systems for making and storing renewable energy. This gives diesel generators a way to use less fuel.

Putting money into a containerized solar solution may appear to be an expensive endeavor, but with the current trend in fuel rising fuel prices and declining cost of solar PV,  one can definitely argue that it is a worthwhile investment in the long run.

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Maxime Droit CEO at REURASIA Energy Solutions Biomasss Construction & Commissioning Expert

is dedicating its time to serve the local community's best interest by developing and supporting sustainable renewable energy projects in the Philippines.