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Humanitarian Missions

Sirius supercap storage for Humanitarian Missions applications delivers the best performance with the lowest cost of ownership in the industry

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Humanitarian Missions

Sirius supercap storage for Humanitarian Missions applications delivers the best performance with the lowest cost of ownership in the industry

Case Study: Replacement of Lead Acid Batteries at Vaccine Store in Zambia

Innovation Norway Project

This project was funded by Innovation Norway and supported by UNDP, for a distribution warehouse of medicine and vaccines in Zambia.

W. Giertson, our VAR for Humanitarian sector replaced 110kWh lead acid batteries with 71kWh Supercap storage modules, with significantly longer life cycles that has allowed the client to save money and apply the savings to towards other important initiatives like improved warehousing facilities for the vaccines.

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Supercaps Can Be Readily Deployed

When emergency action is required in conditions of catastrophic hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, floods, or to provide aid to large displaced refugee populations, Supercaps can be readily deployed to support frontline relief missions.  They perform well in extreme conditions with little need for maintenance or special handling requirements.  They work, and work well, wherever a relief mission may go.

  • Supercaps are Safe – There are no chemical reactions.  No heat is generated.  This means no special handling, transportation, or added explosion/fire suppression mitigations.  Supercaps are easily transported and contain no toxic or caustic chemicals.  This means the relief mission is more readily deployable.


  • Supercaps Last a Very Long Time – They can be fully charged up to a million cycles without performance degradation.  No matter how long the relief mission, Supercaps continue to perform and provide reliable energy storage.  And when the mission is over Supercaps can put back into the warehouse for subsequent deployments.


  • Supercaps are 100% Efficient – Unlike chemical-based batteries, Supercaps have 100% usable capacity.  This means more energy storage and less diesel generator runtime. This can cut fuel requirements by 65-85%.  In relief missions where road infrastructure is damaged or non-existent, this means less transportation logistics.


  • Supercaps Charge Faster – Because Supercaps are electrostatic and not electrochemical, they can be charged at very fast rates - up to 60 times faster than chemical batteries.  Fast recharge rates mean the relief mission has better electricity resiliency.


  • Supercaps Operate in Extreme Conditions – Very low and very high temperatures have minimal effect on the performance of Supercaps.  They operate in -30c to 80c (-22f to 176f).  Temperature does not affect usable capacity, charge rate, or lifespan.  Natural and humanitarian disasters occur in all climates and all regions of the world.  Supercaps can be deployed everywhere the relief mission requires.


  • Supercaps Can Be Stored for Decades – Long term warehousing and storage of chemical based batteries come with ongoing nanny charge maintenance and significant fire suppression mitigations.  Supercaps can be stored for a very long time without any degradation of performance or usability.  Their no maintenance persistence improves long term relief mission planning.


  • Supercaps are Resilient – Plug and play means Supercaps are readily redeployed beyond intended use.  Quick connects mean Supercaps can be moved quickly.  Relief missions often represent rapid shifting of energy needs and location.  Supercaps are transportable and can be readily repurposed as needed.


  • Supercaps Don’t Need HVAC – There is no need to provide environmental temperature control for Supercaps.  They work where the relief mission requires without need for special environmental heating or cooling.


  • Supercaps are Easily Recycled – Low Environmental Impact – Because Supercaps are made of readily available carbon graphite they are readily and easily recycled.  Supercaps have no rare-earth elements which come from unstable geo-political regions where populations are exploited in the extraction and transportation of the these materials.


  • Supercaps Have Very Low Operational Costs – There is simply no lower tactical energy storage option.  Supercaps perform well in extreme conditions.  They have very long lifespans with low replenishment costs.  They are safe and have no special transportation, handling, or storage risks.  There are no long-tail maintenance requirements or hazardous environmental disposal impacts.  Supercaps significantly reduce mission operational costs for energy storage.

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