EnerDel Inc. has delivered its Mobile Hybrid Power System (MHPS) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC) in Champaign, Ill.
EnerDel's MHPS-80, as delivered to the USACE-ERDC, features an onboard charging generator, lithium-ion battery storage system, power inverter and DC input for wind and solar power systems. It is self-contained in a military-grade custom steel trailer equipped with an automatic fire suppression system.
The USACE-ERDC has commissioned, and is currently validating, the MHPS-80 at its simulated forward operating base. The military is turning to hybrid power systems to cut down on the reliance on diesel-fueled generators at its forward operating bases.