Solatainer® has been developed to provide an autonomous off-grid power supply, integrating renewable-power and storage with diesel-power back-up to reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and carbon footprint


Created sustainably from asingle-use 20ft ISO shipping container,Solatainer® supports a PV array specified for maximum solar gain and efficiency. When equipped with Gaia Renewable Energy’s ground breaking Solawedge® the unit is scale-able up to 50kw and in its standard setup comprises of a 4Kw PV array, 6Kw/h battery pack and 6Kw stand-by generator.


During daytime operation the energy created by Solatainer®’s PV solar panels is harvested and stored in an on-board lithium ion battery pack. The standby generator is configured to run only when batteries are depleted below a software-set limit or when a demand spike occurs.

The results are spectacular, reducing fuel costs by c80% when compared to a conventional diesel generator.

Why chose Solatainer®?

• Reduced Energy Costs.

• Reduce Environmental Impact and Carbon Footprint

• Increase Competitive Advantage

• Regulatory Compliance e.g. ISO 14001 And Considerate Constructor.

• Enhanced Corporate Image and Reputation for Environmental Stewardship.


Dimensions (lxwxh) 6.06 x 2.44 x 2.59 (m)

Weight 3092 kg

Static Load 5400 Pa (snow)

2400 Pa (wind) PV Module Cover High Transmission Glass


Rated Power 8 kW

Maximum Apparent Power 8.5 kVA

AC Nominal Voltage 240v

Rated frequency/ voltage 50 Hz / 230 V

Max Output Current 32A

Operating range −25°C/+60°C


Maximum Power 6KVA

Rated Power 5Kw


Nominal Voltage 51.8 V

Capacity 126 Ah

Electricity Storage 6.4 kWh


Hiring a basic Solatainer® with a 4KW PV array, 6KWh Lion Battery and standby Generator can:

  • Reduce fuel consumption by up to 80%
  • Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80%
  • Save up to 448 liters of diesel per month.
  • Save up to £492 per month in diesel costs ** ** Based on a fuel price of £1.10/Liter