Africa Brochure

ZEROBASE: ENERGY TO THE EDGE

ZeroBase is the leading innovator in off-grid power solutions for energy access in remote locations and austere environments.


  • Our solutions reduce the cost and risk of fossil fuel dependence for defense, government, and commercial customers who depend on fuel generators for power.
  • ZeroBase designs, integrates, and manufactures renewable and hybrid power systems, and provides solutions for deployment, training, sustainment, and local manufacturing.
  • Our modular power systems and proprietary technologies reduce the time, cost, and risk of adopting, sustaining, and financing clean energy beyond the grid.
  • With over 200 fielded systems, ZeroBase is a trusted source for remote power systems that have been deployed, tested, and proven reliable by customers that include the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

HYBRID POWER vs. FUEL GENERATORS

Most off-grid power needs are met by fossil fuel generators, whose regular fueling, monitoring, and maintenance present a considerable drain on resources. When used in harsh environments, the life and reliability of a fuel generator is significantly reduced. ZeroBase hybrid systems eliminate, or significantly reduce, generator fuel consumption and reduce noise and harmful emissions. Our hybrid systems have successfully reduced operating costs for commercial and government customers.


HYBRID POWER vs. SOLAR PV ALONE

Providing reliable power from renewable energy alone requires a large footprint and up-front investment. In contrast, hybrid power systems harness energy from a number of power sources to maximize efficiency and minimize the costs of using renewable or fossil fuel generators alone. ZeroBase hybrid power systems integrate solar photovoltaic power, fuel generators, energy storage, and smart power management to reduce both the cost and footprint of a renewable power project by 25% or more.


ZEROBASE IS A LEADING INNOVATOR IN CLEAN ENERGY MICROGRIDS, HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS BEYOND THE GRID.
DEFENSE & SECURITY
ZeroBase is the leader in bringing new operational energy, resiliency, and fuel-saving technologies to front lines, borders, expeditionary forces, and relief efforts. Our power systems extend operations and perform in the harshest environments.
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
ZeroBase scalable systems are a platform on which rural communities can be stabilized, improved, and grown. Our remote energy access solutions are a key to improved security, education, agriculture, and tourism.
PACIFIC RIM
ZeroBase equips commercial customers with solar and microgrid technologies that reduce their dependence on energy utilities, protect against rising energy costs, and improve their communities.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ZeroBase brings the benefits of clean energy technology used in defense and security to our domestic first responders. Our mobile hybrid power systems reduce or eliminate dependence on scarce fuel resources during an emergency or natural disaster.
NEW PROGRAMS
Border security in North Africa | Rural electrification in Haiti Counter-narcotics in Central America | North American wilderness resorts | Environmental monitoring

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Our mission is to make clean energy and its benefits accessible to everyone, including the billion people without access to reliable power.

ZeroBase’s scalable power systems are a platform on which rural communities can be stabilized, improved and grown. Our remote energy access solutions are a key to improved security, education, agriculture, and tourism.


RURAL ENERGY & LIGHTING

Communities demand reliable power for homes, schools, medical facilities, and industry. ZeroBase power systems and microgrids provide a stable and scalable platform for energy access.


POWERING AGRICULTURE

Reliable electricity is critical to expanding agricultural production. ZeroBase power systems reduce the costs and challenges of powering agricultural operations beyond the grid.


SUSTAINABLE TOURISM & CONSERVATION

Conservation of wildlife and the industry of sustainable tourism are interconnected. ZeroBase power systems reduce resort operating costs and their ecological footprint, and raise standards for both guests and workers.


BORDER SECURITY

Border guards, border surveillance, emergency responders, and security & defense forces require reliable power but are dependent on distant fuel sources. ZeroBase mobile hybrid power systems enable silent, fuel-free operation.


MAN-PORTABLE 1-15 KW
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) | Auxiliary power for vehicles | Mobile emergency and medical response Tactical shelters and operations centers
MOBILE MINI-GRIDS & POWER SYSTEMS 3-60 KW
Community power and light | Rural schools | Safari and wilderness lodges | Environmental monitoring | C4ISR Border and port security | Health and wellness clinics Rural markets & commercial centers
MICROGRID INSTALLATIONS
Towns and villages | Agricultural processing facilities Hospitals | Refugee camps | Industrial centers Contingency basing | On-grid generation and storage
HYBRID POWER TRAILERS 5 -60 KW
Expeditionary shelters and camps | Emergency management and disaster response | Entry control points and border security | Tactical operations centers | Remote lighting Mobile medical response | Fuel and supply depots

THE ZEROBASE DIFFERENCE

Value
ZeroBase systems are designed for deployment at scale with lower installation, maintenance, and lifecycle costs than custom designs or site-integrated systems.

Reliability
ZeroBase systems are built to be transported, installed, operated, and maintained in austere environments by local service providers and require minimal training.

Bankability
ZeroBase systems are engineered for reliability, are manufactured with strict quality control, and are backed by ZeroBase and component manufacturer warrantees.

Solutions
ZeroBase brings a full suite of energy solutions – engineering, distribution, lighting, metering – to projects too small or remote for large PV developers to address.

Experience
ZeroBase has delivered over 200 hybrid and clean energy systems to commercial and government customers that include USAID and the U.S. Department of Defense.