Powering Rapid Deployment Shelters with Renewable Energy When Disaster Strikes

Shelter disruption may occur for a variety of reasons—from weather disasters to economic constraints. Combining pop-up shelters with renewable, mobile power ensures your community is safe and healthy with heated and cooled shelter along with other supporting services such as clean water and device charging.

Open Sesame

Sesame Solar Mobile, Renewable Nanogrids provide power within minutes to pop-up shelters at the site of disaster or other transitional shelter communities. Using patented, retractable solar arrays + green hydrogen, Sesame’s Mobile Nanogrids can serve temporary communities with continuous, 100% renewable power within 15 minutes or less. Just add sunshine and water! Easy-to-use and rapidly deployable to quickly provide power for shelters in minutes.

Clean Renewable Energy

Our Nanogrids leverage solar power + green hydrogen to bring energy when and where it's needed most.

Mobile & Durable

Easily transported—designed and tested to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Pre-Engineered and Pre-Configured

Designed, built and pre-configured for multi-use case scenarios.

Setup in Less Than 15 minutes

No onsite expertise required—one person can begin supplying mobile, reliable and 100% renewable energy in minutes.

Minimal Maintenance Needed

As easy as washing the windows, your Sesame Solar Nanogrid needs clean PV panels to capture all that sunlight. Easy to use, minimal training required. Augmented Reality training and field service support are embedded into our Nanogrids.

Longevity and Mobility

Our Nanogrids can be used and repurposed for up to 20 years. Nanogrids can be shipped in 7-45 days from order, depending on customization requests for the Solutions Inside. They are easily transported by truck, train, ship, plane, or helicopter to get renewable, off-grid power and emergency resources to the people who need them most. Nanogrids can also be clustered to form minigrids.

Innovative Solutions to America’s Homelessness Crisis and Disaster Response Efforts Come to National Mall

Sesame Solar recently partnered with Pallet Shelter to demonstrate their innovative disaster preparedness solutions that can be established within hours at the site of disaster.

Key Facts

Learn more about the power and versatility of Sesame Solar's Nanogrid.

How much power can a Nanogrid produce and store?

Nanogrids can produce between 3-20 kW of solar power, with total battery storage of 15-150 kWh. Engineered to meet peak and average use and provide uninterrupted, sustainable power.  

How many homes can a Nanogrid power?

An average U.S. home draws 20-24 kW of power in a day, so a single Sesame Solar Nanogrid can power 4-6 houses. A cluster of 3 Sesame Solar Nanogrid Solutions could power 12-18 houses.

How much CO2 emissions can a Nanogrid save?

The 10 metric tons of CO2 emission savings in a year from daily use of one Sesame Solar Solutions (40 kWh) is equivalent to GHG emissions from driving an average gasoline powered vehicle for 30,000 miles. The average U.S. driver drives approximately 10,000 miles per year so that’s like saving the GHG emissions from 3 cars.  

How many laptops can a Nanogrid power?

The energy stored in each Sesame Solar Nanogrid in a day can charge over 650 laptops and 2,500 phones.

How much water can a Nanogrid provide?

Sesame Solar Nanogrids can provide 132 gallons/500 liters of potable water per day.

Learn How to Get Tax Credits

As part of the Inflation Reduction Act, Sesame Solar Nanogrids qualify for 30% tax credits and/or direct payments. If deployed in disadvantaged communities or tribal nations, tax credits and/or direct payments may increase up to 50%.

Photo from overhead of the Sesame Solar Nanogrid
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