October 28, 2021: International energy firm Generac on October 18 unveiled a portable energy storage system that helps reduce the runtime of generators on remote job sites.
The MBE Energy Storage System can be paired with a diesel generator in a hybrid system that can be used in many applications for a temporary reserve of power to help reduce the runtime of the generator and the amount of fuel consumed.
The battery is charged when power demand is low and stored in the battery, and when it runs low, the generator automatically starts up, recharging it.
The battery can also be used on its own for low-power or short-term periods, which is suitable on job sites with night-time noise restrictions, Generac says.
“The MBE30 is a more efficient, more robust and more resilient solution while being both easy to use and easy to integrate with existing mobile generators,” said Aaron LaCroix, senior product manager at Generac Mobile.
The system can be fitted with a 90kWh lead battery or a Li-ion 120kWh battery.
Generac, which is based in Wisconsin, US, makes mobile light towers, generators, heaters, pumps and dust suppression equipment. It also makes home solar plus storage systems with lithium batteries.