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A containerized microgrids that provides solar electricity for off-grid needs.


Villaya can ideally complement or replace diesel gensets.

It consists of a maintenance-free plug and play solar microgrid embedded in a shipping container, and enables remote control and monitoring. The Villaya offer range is split into two containerized microgrids solutions ideally answering two distinctive market needs: Villaya Emergency, a game changer, containerized technology, including pre-mounted and rectractable solar modules for disaster relief and refugee camps. Is is a system providing safe and reliable sustainable energy for rural electrification, schools, small businesses and hospitals. Both ranges are standardized along 5 pre-defined power outputs (ranging from 7 up to 63kW), enabling cost-effective industrialization. As plug and play solution fully factory tested, the Villaya range can be installed in remote areas without requiring specific skills for installation. Operation can be done remotely and it is maintenance free.

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Key features

  • PV panel and NiNa battery are all recyclable
  • Saves 32 tons of CO2 per year per container


  • A payback time estimated at 2.8 years

Company Profile

Schneider Electric

92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France


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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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Activity Region

  • Headquarters
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