Il PV It is a very popular renewable energy source worldwide, but many solar panels are required to obtain significant power, which can make installation difficult and expensive.
However, the Australian renewable energy company 5B has found a way to make it easier: it has developed a system called Maverick, which uses modular and prefabricated components to facilitate the rapid deployment of entire "collapsible" solar farms.
How do foldable solar parks work?
Maverick 5B foldable solar parks are easy to install and ready to use right out of the box. Each system consists of 10 solar panels, 40 to 90 units each, mounted on frames specifically designed to be deployed quickly.
The panels are pre-wired, pre-assembled, stacked on top of each other: ideal for transport by truck to the installation site. Once they arrive, all it takes is a forklift to unfold the panels like "blades" on a fan. No work or extensive wiring is required: everything is already integrated.
A team of just three people can spread over 1MW of collapsible solar arrays per week with this system – it's far more efficient than conventional installation methods, which typically require dozens or even hundreds of people to achieve the same result.
It is a technique that offers many advantages. Not only reduces costs (-20% according to the company), but also assembly times and security risks in the workplace, given that most of the steps are done at the origin, directly in the factory.
The adoption of Maverick could expand the use of solar parks, both permanent and temporary, and make solar energy more affordable. 5B has already deployed foldable solar parks at more than 100 sites worldwide and plans to continue to expand its use. What do you think?