SUPERIOR PHOTOVOLTAIC FOLDING MODULES PROVE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL IN MILITARY FIELD TESTING AT BALIKATAN 2011 EXERCISE IN PI.
(Honolulu, HI) – Greenpath Technologies, a leading solar integrator delivering innovative renewable energy solutions in Hawaii, recently participated in the U.S. / Philippines Balikatan 11 Field Exercises held in early April this year at multiple Philippine locations. The U.S. Marine Corp Forces’ Pacific Experimentation Center (MEC) supported the Balikatan exercise through technology insertions in the Field Training Exercise and Civil Military Operations and organized displays and demonstrations during the opening ceremony. This exercise proved to be highly successful for Greenpath, where the company unveiled its new photovoltaic solar-powered man portable folding module that was evaluated and reviewed at Ft. Magsaysay and Camp Aguinaldo.
Greenpath participated in the new technologies segment of the exercise, displaying its LITE-PM folding PV module system, conducting data comparison and testing to competing models. Greenpath’s PV module consistently charged the military standard issue batteries three times faster than the comparable models and even faster in cloudy conditions. When tested side by side, the Greenpath system consisting of two batteries and two folding modules charged two batteries in three hours, versus the other system, also consisting of two batteries and two folding modules which charged only one battery at 50%. On a day with only 50% sunshine, the Greenpath system fully charged two batteries in less than four hours while the other system charged only one battery to 40%. In addition to holding a faster and more powerful charge, Greenpath Technologies’ folding module retains a smaller footprint than comparable modules.
James Chaney, inventor of the company’s PV folding module and Director of Greenpath’s R&D division attended the Balikatan event to present their technology to several different military divisions, including the U.S. Army National Guard based out of Guam, and the Philippine Army 51st Brigade from Camp Aguinaldo. “Participating in this exercise before an authoritative military audience was a great opportunity to present our data testing alongside comparable models. The results continued to support the superiority of our product. It gives us much pleasure and a great sense of pride to know that we can locally develop a superior high-technology product that our troops abroad can effectively use,” said Chaney.
The LITE-PM system was evaluated by several notable individuals at the Balikatan Field Exercises, including the MEC’s Director, Experimentation Officer, Technology Lead, Renewable Energy Assessor, and the Hawaii-based ONR Officer.
Greenpath has been highly recommended to attend the Thai Crimson Viper field exercise testing held in Thailand in June, 2011 for further wartime testing and evaluation.
GreenPath Technologies is a native Hawaiian-owned and operated solar powered systems contractor and integrator, offering unique turnkey solutions in renewable energy for commercial, industrial, government, military, residential, and non-profit customers. Recent projects include HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, Carrier Hawaii, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i, J.H. Walter Cameron Center on Maui, and the Waialae Country Club. GreenPath’s mobile folding
solar photovoltaic module will be manufactured locally and targeted for military war fighter deployment. The company engineers some of the most advanced photovoltaic solar systems available today and invests heavily in research and development which has kept them at the forefront of renewable energy applications.