Sesame Solar has an AFWERX SBIR Phase II contract with the U.S. Air Force to make mobile, solar + green hydrogen-powered medical and security center Nanogrids that can be rapidly deployed and easily operated, require minimal training and have sufficient energy autonomy to execute missions in remote areas for extended periods of time, without the need for fossil fuels.
Sesame Solar worked with Direct Relief, the largest U.S. medical charity, to provide a Mobile Nanogrid to support a medical clinic in the remote community of Grand Fond after Hurricane Maria rocked Dominica in 2017. The Mobile Nanogrid was configured with a retractable solar array, battery storage and electronics, Wi-Fi communications, a rainwater water filtration system, storage, refrigeration for medicine and a furnished workspace for patient triage. It has export power generation sufficient to power and charge a wide range of medical and communication devices. It was also filled with medical supplies and humanitarian aid from Direct Relief.
Sesame Solar partnered with Pallet Shelter on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate how mobile, 100% renewable energy can power pop-up shelters and provide a more sustainable approach to disaster relief. For this demonstration, Pallet set up 9 shelters in a couple of hours, and Sesame Solar drove up its Mobile Nanogrid to provide power within 15 minutes using solar, green hydrogen and battery storage. Sesame and Pallet’s innovative, made in the USA Solutions for disaster response provide critical infrastructure for emergency responders and/or shelter to those facing evacuation.
After Hurricane Ida, communications company Comcast sought to quickly set up Crisis Response Centers. The company deployed Sesame Solar Mobile Nanogrids in Houma and LaPlace, Louisiana, opening them in Home Depot parking lots to provide pop-up offices for cell phone purchases and emergency assistance, power to Comcast vans that provided Wi-Fi, and power to large trailers containing toilet and shower facilities.