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Green box

A mobile battery system for peak power provision at construction sites

July 2020
Gallery Green box 1
Gallery Green box 1


Acting as a power booster, the Green Box is a perfect alternative to diesel generators and is able to produce more current with a lower number of batteries.

Due to the increasing electrification of society, the need for peak power provision increases. The grid is not always able to provide the peak power demand. Diesel generators are often used to produce this peak power. They have a bad efficiency (5%) in this operating range, use fossil fuels and pollute with CO2, Nox, Sox, noise and particulates. Moreover, they are very cumbersome in operation: regularly refuelling and rotating machines requiring maintenance. To solve this, Near grid Solutions developed a mobile battery system enabling customers to use the electricity grid and optimizes the use of diesel generators or even avoids using them completely. The Green Box is a power booster that is a perfect alternative for diesel generators. Moreover, the Green Box can also optimize the use of diesel generators when its use is unavoidable. In comparison with available battery systems, the Green Box does not use Li-ion batteries resulting in important technical and economical advantages.

Label Date July 1, 2020
From Belgium
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Every Green Box saves 54 tons of C02 every year
  • The Green Box does not use rare earth materials, fossil fuels and does not pollute with CO2, Nox, Sox and particulates
  • The Green Box technology is silent
  • The Green Box uses batteries that are 97% recyclable minimizing the ecological footprint.

The Financial benefits

  • The payback time of the Green Box is 5 years on a lifetime of 10 years
  • The operating costs of the Green Box are lower by a factor of 4 compared to diesel generators

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Company Profile

Near grid Solutions

Near grid Solutions provides power to customers where the electricity grid does not have the power to do so.

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Headquarters 9160 Lokeren, Belgium

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International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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