Evolution Dome, the Cambridgeshire-based inflatable structures specialist, used its lockdown time and energies to develop a new wave battery solution for its installation and maintenance procedure.
Designed and built to match the specific wants of its structures, Evolution Dome’s bespoke battery units can be charged either via solar power or by traditional generator, making them completely reliable in any conditions, with considerable energy saving either way.
While, traditionally, an Evolution Dome structure requires a generator running 24/7, to install it and keep it inflated for the duration of an event, the battery pack’s 20 KVA system can support a structure for 14 hours and can fully recharge in as little as 90 minutes, requiring just one eighth of the diesel draw.
Of course, if the sun is shining, that 87.5 per cent energy saving becomes 100 per cent.
“The only downside to an inflatable is its constant power requirement and we think, with the battery unit, we have come up with a fool proof sustainable solution,” Ash Austin, director at Evolution Dome, says.
“Our structures are very efficient anyway, the air cavity in the walls makes controlling the heat much easier, much cheaper, and they pack down very small, which means transport costs are cheaper than the traditional equivalent.
“This batter power initiative is a next step,” Austin explains. “We used the 24 months or so lost to the pandemic in terms of events to fund and develop a system much more in tune with the 21st century market than other solar driven ideas over the last 10 plus years, which time has not been kind to.”
Evolution Dome battery packs are tailored to the structure they are providing for and, far in advance of other powers sources, they fit in a flight case, making for much easier, much more efficient, transport to site.
Each unit is guaranteed for 6,000 cycles and Evolution Dome has committed to three, the first in service already, conscious that tech doesn’t stand still and there are likely to be products on the market in the next 18 months that will serve to make the system even more efficient.
“The world is at a tipping point. We have to do the right thing as a company and I’m equally pleased and proud to add another sustainable solution to our list of options for clients,” Austin says.