Snowbasin, UT – February 3, 2017 – Snowbasin Resort is proud to partner with Qnergy on the installation of Qnergy’s first pilot installation of its Remote-Power unit, the “Smart Gen.” This independent, uninterruptible electrical-power-supply producing unit continuously produces and supplies electricity to the facility’s grid as well as provides emergency power, utilizing Snowbasin’s expanding natural gas infrastructure. The unit converts the energy in natural gas into electricity.
The SmartGen provides two electrical outlets of 120V AC 45A power for independent continuously 24/7, 365 days a year. It also serves as a backup, off –grid power supply in case the site loses grid power during any harsh storm.
“At a 6,000ft elevation and with weather conditions way below freezing temperatures, Snowbasin Resort is a perfect location for the pilot of our SmartGen remote-power unit. The SmartGen will be able to experience real world conditions that match the expectation of many industries that need to rely on remote-power applications,” commented Dan Nadav Qnergy’s VP Sales & Marketing. “We are thankful for the opportunity to test our unique solution and look forward to enhance our relationship with the local E&P community with more pilots in the next 6 months.”
The SmartGen’s design philosophy stresses a turnkey solutions and a plug-and-play configuration. The installation of the unit requires no special dedicated area preparation. Snowbasin Resort did not have to install any additional concreted pad or foundation, the unit was simply placed directly on a gravel surface
next to their facility. The lack of a concrete foundation makes the Qnergy Remote Power 6kW generator –SmartGen extremely easy to install at any site location which require around 5-6 hours complete installation and around 3-4 hours for commissioning.
Qnergy’s Remote Power solution is comprised of two skids – a generating skid and a power skid. At the heart of the generating skid is the maintenance free engine (Free Piston Stirling Generator) that requires no intenance for 60,000 hours of operation. The overall unit requires little maintenance comprised of a one-per-year site visit. This makes the SmartGen unit the perfect power solution to any application needing power in a remote location.