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PowerOak incredibly lightweight, solar energy generator

What is PowerOak? The PowerOak, is an incredibly lightweight, portable energy generator that uses foldable solar panels.

PowerOak incredibly lightweight, solar energy generator

What is PowerOak? The PowerOak, is an incredibly lightweight, portable energy generator that uses foldable solar panels.

€324
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

The PowerOak, is an incredibly lightweight, portable energy generator that uses foldable solar panels. 

You may be for sure aware that there are more portable solar systems. They are already on the market and are being sold as they are the latest what the technology can offer. Not true my folks. PowerOak is currently the best available device in any sense. 

  • Best power to weight ratio
  • Biggest battery capacity
  • Best battery technology with more than 1.500life cycles (90% Depth Of Discharge)
  • Built out of best available components what ensures true durability  

Designed and developed in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), we can guarantee that we have been using the best components available to make our system a real life saver in most harsh environments. A glimpse inside the systems shows that this is not an amateur product.

PowerOak is a complete all-in-one system with built in Lithium Polymer battery, MPPT (Maximum Mower Point Tracker), high efficiency inverter with AC en DC output, BMS (Battery Management System) and charger. We offer our system with 3 different battery sizes: 700Wh, 1.200Wh and 1.500Wh.

Our engineers are all highly educated and have developed one really state off the art generator. You will experience this one by starting using this product. We give standard 2 years guaranty on the products, but recently we have been testing our generators in really harsh environments and situations and they have not once let us down.  

Some highlights:  

  • Portable, the biggest system weighs around 12kg
  • All-in-one
  • Lithium battery
  • Plug & Play
  • 2 years warranty
  • User friendly

The system can be charged with solar power up to 210W. We wanted to keep it simple. Solar panels are vastly available and can bought at price sometimes very cheap at your local store or online shop. The only thing you have to consider are limitations of the MPPT. So the voltage must be between 18-50V with a maximum power of 210W. For example you could use one solar panel of 200W with operating voltage of 30V. Or you can connect 2 panels of 100W and 40V parallel to charge the system. If you have a panel of 100W and 20V then you can connect these in series to charge the system. Of course you could also use one panel of 100W to charge the system. It is pretty easy.

Nevertheless we have chosen to offer ourselves also two kind of panels who are predefined to charge the system. First one is a foldable solar panel of 190W with following specifications:

Solar panel S190

  • Dimension unfolded: 108 X 120 X 4 cm 
  • Dimension folded: 54 x 120 x 8 cm 
  • Power: 190W / 25V 
  • Weight: 15 kg 
  • Price: € 375,- 
  • Packaging: Protective bag 
  • Use: Connect 1 solar panel to charge the system.

 Solar panel S100

  • Dimension unfolded: 142 x 30 cm 
  • Dimension folded: 43 x 30 cm 
  • Power: 100W / 20V 
  • Weight: 2,2 kg 
  • Price: € 225,- 
  • Packaging: Protective bag Use: 
  • Connect 1 solar panel to charge the system. Or connect 2 panels in series to charge the system

PowerOak generators are suitable for everyday usage, like recreational, construction or like back-up power. But they are best suitable as life savers in situations when you need them the most. That is way we have decided to support War Child. For every 50 systems we sell we will donate one PS10 – 700 in combination with 1 Solar panel 2 to War Child NGO in Amsterdam.

PowerOak is an initiative of a group of students. The project begun almost 4 years ago after a power black-out in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. There was a major problem with distribution of energy. Utility company expected to solve the problem in 3 days. As a solution at that moment utility company offered fuel generators to every household which every household off course accepted.

People, fuel generators are so 1962 :D.

At that moment we decided there is huge need for portable, environmentally friendly, durable, no maintenance, life-saving power generators for everyone. A team consisting out of Patrick van de Ven, Eileen Kayo and Ibrahim Ahmic started building, designing and testing their own power generator. Out of this effort we made the first system, prototype 1, which made a solid base for our further developments. Prototype 2 came soon after.

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

We developed a prototype and fiercely tested it.
We are CE compliant, passed all tests.
We are eco-aware and comply with strict environmental guidelines to the extent possible.
We technically resolved all challenges.
We are committed to Social and Global Responsibility
However, as with many early stage ventures, the future poses risks next to opportunities.

Some of this risks include:

1. Third Party Suppliers
We are relying on several third party suppliers for critical elements such Batteries, Solar Panels and Moulds. We do try, pending budget limitations, not to be dependent on a single source for any element in our product.
However, if a third party supplier fails, or goes out of business, we will undergo some expected delays in our production.

2. Changes in Regulations and Legislations.
Slim chances, but batteries, electric components and solar panels are subject to changes in regulation from time to time. Such changes may impose delays in production time.

3. Shipping to international backers Though we have been shipping Lithium Ion batteries for a while, the regulations vary and are ever-changing. We closely monitor these changes and work with our international shippers to ensure delivery to our international backers. please contact us at info@poweroak.nl to get an updated information regarding shipping to your country

We have set a deadline for March 2016 to be ready to ship our products, but it could be off course a lot earlier. The product already exist, the production line exists as well. We just need some fine adjustments to the product.

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    Pledge €225 or more About $250

    FEATURES
    Solar Capacity: 100W
    Ideal for: PS10B
    Weight: 2,2kg
    Chainable: Yes
    Cell Type: Monocrystalline
    Efficiency: 22% Transfer Rate

    Rugged, durable, and rigid. The S100 Solar Panel is built with strong tempered glass and PVC coating fabric material for temporary or permanent installation. Use with a PS10B portable solar generator to charge your gear day or night.

    The 2 X S100 paired in series with the PS10B sets gives you the ultimate solar power kit. Charge the PS10B - 700 about in 4 hours and the PS10B - 1.500 in about 8 hours.

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    Pledge €375 or more About $416

    FEATURES
    Solar Capacity: 190W
    Ideal for: PS10B
    Weight: 15,0kg
    Chainable: Yes
    Cell Type: Monocrystalline
    Efficiency: 22% Transfer Rate

    Strong, durable and longlasting. The S190 Solar Panel is corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades as well as withstand high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa), Lightweight anodized aluminum frame and reinforced Safety and anti-Reflection coated glass 3.2mm thick (tempered + patterned)c material for temporary or permanent installation. Use with a PS10B portable solar generator to charge your gear day or night.

    The S190 in combination with the PS10B sets gives you the ultimate solar power kit. Charge the PS10B - 700 about in 4 hours and the PS10B - 1.500 in about 8 hours.

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    Pledge €1,199 or more About $1,328

    FEATURES
    Recharge by: AC (327W), Solar (200W)
    Pwr Output: USB, 12V, AC 500W pure sine
    Battery: Lithium-ion (lifecycle > 1.500 90% DOD
    Ideal for: Laptop, Mini Fridge, TV, Backup, Emergency, Lights
    Capacity: 700Wh,
    Weight: 7kg

    A plug-and-play, silent, fume-free generator for emergencies, camping, or wherever you need power. The PS10B - 700 Solar Generator is a gas-free source of portable power to keep lights, phones and laptops powered on through any situation.

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    Pledge €1,299 or more About $1,439

    FEATURES
    Recharge by: AC (327W), Solar (200W)
    Pwr Output: USB, 12V, AC 500W pure sine
    Battery: Lithium-ion (lifecycle > 1.500 90% DOD
    Ideal for: Laptop, Mini Fridge, TV, Backup, Emergency, Lights
    Capacity: 1.200Wh,
    Weight: 10kg

    Quiet, portable power for base camps, cabins and unexpected outages. The PS10B - 1200 solar Generator allows you to live life off the grid, camp in luxury, or power through an outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators.

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    Pledge €1,499 or more About $1,660

    FEATURES
    Recharge by: AC (327W), Solar (200W)
    Pwr Output: USB, 12V, AC 500W pure sine
    Battery: Lithium-ion (lifecycle > 1.500 90% DOD
    Ideal for: Laptop, Mini Fridge, TV, Backup, Emergency, Lights
    Capacity: 1.500Wh,
    Weight: 12kg

    The epitome of unlimited, portable backup power for complete peace of mind. From phones to refrigerators, and everything in between, with the PS10B - 1.500 solar generator, you have the power to back up your life in any situation. Ditch the noise, fumes and gasoline and enjoy unlimited power from the wall or the sun.

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    Pledge €5,995 or more About $6,638

    FEATURES
    Recharge by: AC (327W), Solar (200W)
    Pwr Output: USB, 12V, AC 500W pure sine
    Battery: Lithium-ion (lifecycle > 1.500 90% DOD
    Ideal for: Laptop, Mini Fridge, TV, Backup, Emergency, Lights
    Capacity: 700Wh,
    Weight: 7kg

    Special promotional offer for companies. Please provide us with a picture, logo, drawing or any other wish and we will customize your PS10B. Create something special, use it as promotional activity or use it as an asset in your company to provide electricity when needed. Any other demands, please let us know!

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    Recharge by: AC (327W), Solar (200W)
    Pwr Output: USB, 12V, AC 500W pure sine
    Battery: Lithium-ion (lifecycle > 1.500 90% DOD
    Ideal for: Laptop, Mini Fridge, TV, Backup, Emergency, Lights
    Capacity: 1.200Wh,
    Weight: 10kg

    Special promotional offer for companies. Please provide us with a picture, logo, drawing or any other wish and we will customize your PS10B. Create something special, use it as promotional activity or use it as an asset in your company to provide electricity when needed. Any other demands, please let us know!

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    Pledge €6,999 or more About $7,750

    FEATURES
    Recharge by: AC (327W), Solar (200W)
    Pwr Output: USB, 12V, AC 500W pure sine
    Battery: Lithium-ion (lifecycle > 1.500 90% DOD
    Ideal for: Laptop, Mini Fridge, TV, Backup, Emergency, Lights
    Capacity: 1.500Wh,
    Weight: 12kg

    Special promotional offer for companies. Please provide us with a picture, logo, drawing or any other wish and we will customize your PS10B. Create something special, use it as promotional activity or use it as an asset in your company to provide electricity when needed. Any other demands, please let us know!

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