Digital Community Centers Stellar Ixq-Saq’e (SIS Centers)

In Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, New Sun Road is launching ten internet-enabled, solar-powered digital community centers. Stellar Ixq-Saq’e (SIS Centers) are named for three foundational pillars, Stellar ISTM (New Sun Road’s integrated system with remote monitoring and control) and the native language Q’eqchi’ words for woman (Ixq) and sun (Saq ́e). The SIS Centers will bring …

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Liberty

Energy Resilience Microgrid Project Summary Partners BoxPower, Liberty Utility Sites Sagehen Creek Field Station, Truckee, California Commissioned 2020 Description Stellar remotely monitors and controls 20kW of Solar PV, 68.4kWh of battery storage and a 35kW propane generator to operate off-grid during the high-fire risk summer months. Results Avoiding an estimated $3M in hardening costs, the …

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Nuru

Utility Microgrid Project Summary Partners Nuru Sarlu Sites 5 microgrids in the Ndosho district of Goma, northeastern Demoncratic Republic of Congo Commissioned 2020 Description Stellar monitors 1.32 MW hybrid microgrid with battery storage and a 364 kW backup generator serving about 750 households. Results Single dashboard for all power equipment with remote shut-down and black-start …

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Digital Community Centers

Digital Community Centers Project Summary Partners USAID, Microsoft, DAI-Digital Frontiers, United Nations Women, Mercy Corps, World Food Program, Plan International,Club Rotario de la Asunción de Guatemala, and local communities Sites 10 communities in Alta Verapaz in the Guatemalan highlands Commissioned Sept 2021 Description 2-8 kW of PV with advanced battery storage and internet. A fully …

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Energy Audits Project Summary Partners Ol Pejeta Sites 15 off grid sites on 90,000 acres Commissioned 2018 Description Data collection and analysis to reduce diesel usage and plan for renewable energy expansion Results Analysis showed a potential carbon savings of 50 tons/year and a reduction in fuel costs by almost $50,000 annually. With the addition …

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Hybrico

With energy costs accounting for 50% or more of a tower sites’ operating cost, innovative monitoring and control enables telecom
companies to deploy and manage remote, critical power infrastructure more reliably and cost effectively.

PowerGen

BoxPower provides clean, reliable, and affordable energy to rural consumers. They are partnering with New Sun Road to offer remote monitoring and management to meet the requirements of their utility customers like PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric). From energy audit to operation, BoxPower provides turnkey engineering, construction, and management services.

New Sun Road Welcomes Araya Turner as a new Marketing Intern

Araya is in her senior year at Western Governor’s University studying to receive her marketing degree in November 2022. To New Sun Road, she brings her expertise in graphic design, knowledge of social media outreach and optimistic enthusiasm.

Clean Water For Puerto Rico

In 2020 New Sun Road helped bring together a coalition to upgrade existing solar infrastructure in rural Puerto Rico to improve these communities’ connectivity and resilience. Microsoft Airband, Blue Planet Energy, Red Verde (VPNet), Por los Nostros, and New Sun Road came together to make improvements to local systems. These included advanced controls, energy storage, internet access and reliable power for critical services such as pumping well water and communications.