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

November 2019
Gallery Villaya 1
Gallery Villaya 1


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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Label Date November 14, 2019
From France
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Visibility ; Support

The environmental benefits

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

The Financial benefits

  • A payback time estimated at 2.8 years

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Company Profile

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation.

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Headquarters 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France

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