1,3 Milliarden Menschen haben laut Angaben der Internationalen Energieagentur (IEA) keinen Zugang zu Elektrizität. Aus diesem Grund gibt es innovative Unternehmen, die Möglichkeiten finden wollen Strom auch in abgelegenen Gegenden zu bringen. Immer häufiger nutzen die Firmen bei der Umsetzung der Projekte 3D-Druck. Peppermint Energy ist ein Startup aus South Dakota, welches Solar-Energie-Lösungen entwickelt. Zu […]
(Business Wire) Organizations such as Peppermint Energy have used 3D printing technology from 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys to help individuals spur economic development, participate in emerging industries, and access educational opportunities in areas of the world that don’t have reliable access to electricity.
Worldwide, 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, according to the International Energy Agency. South Dakota-based Peppermint Energy is determined to change that with its flagship product called the FORTY2. Like a solar plant in a suitcase, the FORTY2 is a portable array that draws enough energy from the sun to provide light, refrigerate medicine or food, or power a laptop. A battery connected to the array stores power for use when the sun is down.
Peppermint Energy’s development team used Stratasys 3D printing technology to 3D print functional prototype for real-world design testing of the FORTY2. At three feet wide and roughly 60 pounds, the FORTY2 required a robust housing strong enough to hold all of its components. The first full-scale prototype, built in a Stratasys Fortus® 3D Production System, revealed some of the design considerations that led to the FORTY2’s simple operation.
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A nice industrial user-story has emerged from 3D printing company Stratasys that shines a light on a company working to improve energy supplies in developing regions around the world that require better, more consistent and lower cost electricity supply. The delightfully named Peppermint Energy has used Stratasys 3D printers to develop its ‘energy in a suitcase’ concept that in turn is set to help individuals spur economic development, participate in emerging industries and access educational opportunities in areas of the world that don’t have reliable access to electricity.…
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