Lightning In A Box Project
Lightning In A Box is a mobile power grid and infrastructure system providing beautiful community spaces and shelter for 100+ people.
Customizing the Wind stream Technologies Mobile Mill Command Center Design, the Lightning In a Box Trailer transforms a 28’ Enclosed Insulated trailer into a next generation Solar + Wind + Battery + Storage with back-up generator and also provide a transport trailer for all shelters and equipment to site.
This Power & Water Trailer forms the core of a mobile energy grid powered by Solar and Wind for the Burning Man Camp and also for missions Beyond the Playa.
Red Lightning @ Standing Rock Camp has been powered by a Solar Wind Battery System since Oct 2016. This Power System 1.0 preformed well through December. Then -25 zero temps, high winds, drifting snow and sabotage of the open trailer made clear an upgrade was required.
The main community space, 44’ Dome is being upgraded with mylar insulation and mobile Heating/AC system
For Information on WindStream Mobile Mill and Command Center: https://www.windstream-inc.com/products/mobilemill/command-center
Lighting Power & Water Trailer Transformation
For 8 years Red Lighting has worked with the extreme hot, windy, dusty conditions of the Playa at BurningMan. Being at Standing Rock in high pains has provided experience with cold, windy and wet conditions. The understanding of these extremes has created a system design that will perform in both conditions.
The transformation of the trailer will allow the Red Lighting Camp to be transported, deployed, and full powered from the moment it arrives onsite. The rack and storage systems are custom designed to allow for modular packing of domes, tents, pods, tipi's with poles, water storage, tools and materials. Additionally the solar wind systems travel inside the trailer then attached to the rack system onsite. The trailer is insulted and climate controlled allowing for the electronics and water to remain protected from extreme temperature ranges.
Heating & Cooling the Dome
The 44’ Lightning Dome will upgraded to be a warm and cool sanctuary in both extreme hot and cold environments.
The main community space, 44’ Dome outfitted with a mylar insulation and a combination of 4 Mini Split AC/Heat systems.
This combination will provide warmth and cool in the dome hot playa and cold of the high plains. These advanced units are hybrid AC/DC powered, allowing them to be direct from solar and wind power. The DC option creates greater efficiency by not losing energy (up to 30%) in conversion to AC power.
Each uint will provide 20,000 BTU of heat and 18,000 BTU cold. Designed to perform in extreme environments up 125° F cooling and heating to:
- 100% heating capacity at 5° F outdoor ambient
- 82% heating capacity at -4° F outdoor ambient
- 62% heating capacity at -13° F outdoor ambient
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