Sol Source®
Powerhouse MicroGrid

Primary & backup power generation for your home.

Sol Source Powerhouse MicroGrid

Never be left in the dark.

The complete backup or primary energy generation system providing clean, reliable power to your home.

Your electricity can be shut down by storms, fires, and rolling blackouts. This can leave your family without air conditioning, lighting, hot water, internet, and more. Blackouts can last DAYS, as energy employees try to get power back up in your area.

Sol Source Powerhouse MicroGrid hydrogen fuel cell generator and power storage system turns tap water into reliable electricity.

  • Reliable
  • Modular design
  • Clean energy
  • Stand-alone power source
  • Backup power source
Storm causing power outtage, rely on the Sol Source Powerhouse MicroGrid to generate power for your home

What is a MicroGrid and how does it work?

More and more people are becoming concerned with the reliability and the availability of power. When there is an outage, planned or unplanned, and there is no power; what can we do? The solution to this problem is MicroGrids.

So...what is a MicroGrid?

A MicroGrid is an individual or personal energy grid for your home or business. This means you can disconnect from the traditional power grid and operate autonomously. A MicroGrid can connect and disconnect from the traditional power grid to enable it to operate in both grid-connected or your own energy island mode.

Key benefits of the MicroGrid

  • Provide efficient, low-cost, clean energy
  • Improve the operation and stability of the regional electric grid
  • Increases reliability and resilience of the traditional power grid
  • Reduce grid congestion and peak loads
  • When properly designed, a regional or traditional power grid that combines both large central plants and MicroGrids can be built with less total capital cost, less installed generation, higher capacity factor on all assets, and higher reliability.
Power emergency with ice on power lines

Traditional power grid is always at risk.

Your traditional power grid connects multiple homes, businesses, and other buildings to a central power source. This allows us to use appliances, heating/cooling systems, and electronics. But this interconnectedness means that when part of the grid needs to be repaired, everyone is affected.

This is where a MicroGrid steps in. A MicroGrid generally operates while connected to the traditional power grid, but importantly, it can break off and operate on its own using local energy generation in times of crisis like storms or power outages, or for other reasons.

Powerhouse MicroGrid makes you energy independent.

Wildfire causing power outages

A MicroGrid not only provides backup for the grid in case of emergencies but can also be used to cut energy costs or connect to a local resource that is too small or unreliable for traditional grid use. A microgrid allows a home or a business to be more energy independent and, in some cases, more environmentally friendly.

The Powerhouse MicroGrid can provide you that energy independence!

How does the Powerhouse MicroGrid work with your home?

Hydrogen powered generator powers your home

The Powerhouse MicroGrid is a self-sustaining energy system derived from hydrogen fuel cells. By replacing key parts of the energy grid on your home, we are able to make you 100% energy self-sufficient.

Make blackouts and storm-related outages a thing of the past.

Ask your local energy provider if they provide "Sol Source Powerhouse MicroGrid" system.

The Powerhouse MicroGrid uses hydrogen produced with electricity from solar panels, wind turbines, or power from your utility company to convert tap water to hydrogen that can be stored on site.

Powerhouse MicroGrid Comparison

Powerhouse Fuel Cell MicroGrid vs Battery Storage

 PowerhouseBatteries 
Cost of Operation
Low operating costs

Higher operating costs
Powerhouse MicroGrid fuel cells have lower operating costs, lower ongoing maintenance costs, and lower total cost of ownership than batteries.
Environmental Impact
Lasts 20+ years

Lasts 3-5 years
Batteries tend to be replaced every few years. Disposal of batteries is handled through a heavily regulated process. Fuel cells produce clean power and have a design life of more than 20 years.
Equipment Durability
Energy in hot or cold temps

Environment impacts performance
Heat, environmental factors, and discharge cycles can decrease battery performance and lifespan. Powerhouse MicroGrid fuel cells continue to provide energy in hot or cold temperatures. They provide uninterrupted power when legacy battery systems have failed.
Runtime
48+ Hours

4 Hours
Six high-capacity batteries can typically deliver about four hours of energy for a small/midsize home. If you need 8 to 48 hours or more of runtime, you need the Powerhouse MicroGrid powering your home/office.
Maintenance
Low Maintenance

High Maintenance
Batteries need constant charging and on-site maintenance provided by skilled technicians. The primary maintenance required for a fuel cell is replacing air filters once a year. When you need power, Powerhouse MicroGrid is ready to supply it!
Easy Deployment/ Installation
Compact Design

Bulky, too much space
Batteries take up space and can be extremely heavy limiting locations for installation. Powerhouse MicroGrid's compact design allows for placement inside your home or outside of your home in many locations.

Powerhouse Fuel Cell MicroGrid vs Gas/Diesel Generators

 PowerhouseGas/Diesel GeneratorPowerhouse Fuel Cell MicroGrid vs Gas/Diesel Generators
Cost of Operation
Low operating costs

Higher operating costs
Powerhouse MicroGrid fuel cells have lower operating costs, lower ongoing maintenance costs, and lower total cost of ownership than diesel generators.
Environmental Impact
Zero emissions

Ongoing regulatory burden
Diesel generators are facing ongoing regulations to decrease noise and greenhouse gas emissions. Powerhouse MicroGrid fuel cells produce zero emissions.
Equipment Durability
Energy in hot or cold temps

Environment impacts performance
Extreme temperatures, prolonged periods of inactivity, and extended continuous runtimes can degrade a diesel generator's performance and operation. Powerhouse MicroGrid fuel cells keep their performance at any temperature, providing uninterrupted power when diesel generators have failed.
Runtime
Hours to months*

Amount of fuel on hand
Powerhouse MicroGrid fuel cells can provide hours to months of continuous run time. You even have the option to produce your own hydrogen fuel from water and air using solar panels or wind turbines.
*using hydrogen fuel from water and air
Maintenance
Low Maintenance

High Maintenance
Diesel generators have complex maintenance schedules, requiring engine oil, fuel filters, replacement parts, including the disposal of oil and filters. Powerhouse MicroGrid fuel cell requires only an annual air filter replacement
Easy Deployment/ Installation
Quiet & clean

Noisy, fumes, emission
Diesel generators create noise and emissions making them difficult for placement in or near a building. Powerhouse MicroGrid’s quiet and clean operation allows you to place the unit inside or outside of your building allowing flexibility for installation.

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Why use the Powerhouse MicroGrid system?

Say goodbye to blackouts and hello to energy self-sufficiency.

Reliable Energy - Lights ALWAYS come on when you flip the light switch. Day or night, calm or storm. Powerhouse MicroGrid provides reliable, uninterruptable energy - even when your neighbors don't have power. Never be left in the dark!

Modular Design - Powerhouse MicroGrid is modular in design and can scale with size. One fuel cell will power a small home. Two fuel cells will power a larger home. The Powerhouse modular system allows you to expand and scale.

Clean Energy - Powerhouse MicroGrid fuel cell uses hydrogen to produce clean, affordable electricity. The only byproduct is water vapor. No noxious gas or pollution.

Stand-Alone Power Source - Complete independence from the energy grid. The Powerhouse MicroGrid can be your stand-alone electric energy source, providing reliable, clean, electric energy for your home or business.

Support or Backup Power Source - Use Powerhouse MicroGrid as part of a resilient, personal “microgrid” in combination with a standard energy grid, solar power, etc. Serviced by a utility? Use the Powerhouse MicroGrid to generate hydrogen for standby power. Already have a solar system in place? Add Powerhouse to become an “energy island”!

Why use fuel cell MicroGrids?

Reliable Source of Power - Fuel cells last for years before needing maintenance. Telecom and mission-critical applications rely on fuel cells for this reason. Easy, simple, and straightforward to use. Fuel cells provide uninterruptible power.

Proven & Tested - Fuel Cell/MicroGrids have a proven track record of continuous power, even while utility power grids failed during outages, severe weather, rolling blackouts, and prolonged "safety" shutdowns.

Cost-Effective - Fuel Cells are more cost-effective over the long term when compared with traditional fossil fuel generator options like diesel and gasoline.

Clean - Fuel cells have zero emissions, making them the clean way to operate in a future where governments, businesses, and people are trying to reduce their carbon footprint. Fuel cells combine a green philosophy with common-sense practicality.