November 2020
Headquarters 31830 Plaisance-du-Touch, France

CONTAINWATT - An innovative mobile renewable energy generator and storage system, creating an autonomous convertible shelter

Energy access is one of the biggest challenges that need to be overcome in areas with no power access. The Containwatt vision is to provide an autonomous shelter with energy that comes from solar panels set up above the facility.

The whole facility is store in a 20'' Container that makes the solution easy to transport by ship, trucks on any desired place. Once solar panels are spread, the facility can provide up to 42kWp with a setup area from 70 m2 (45 solar panels) to 210 m2 (120 solar panels). Thanks to its plug and play system, the Containwatt is an easy way to get simultaneously electricity and base camp. Electricity management is driven by an automatic system that ensures the link between batteries, electricity production, and consumption. Sodium batteries can store up to 120kWh.

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Key features

  • Reduction of CO2 emssion by 95% - The C02 footprint caused by solar panels is about 55g/kwh while a diesel generator emits 975g of C02/kwh
  • Sodium batteries : free of toxic material and 100% recyclable
  • 96% Recyclable


  • The payback time is about 4 years (instantaneous in military context)
  • Over a period of 10 years the customers save up to 155 000 euro compared to mainstream alternative (diesel generator)
  • The Containwatt is also a shelter, no need to buy/rent algeco

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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