See how Generac’s portable power supply pairs with a diesel generator to save fuel and lower sound levels

by Brianna Crandall — November 15, 2021 — Generac Mobile, a manufacturer of mobile light towers, generators, heaters, pumps and dust suppression solutions used worldwide and part of energy technology company Generac Power Systems, recently introduced the new MBE30 Energy Storage System. MBE30 is a robust portable power supply that can be easily paired with a diesel generator to create a hybrid system that can save fuel, reduce emissions, and lower sound levels.

Generac MBE30 portable power supply

Available in 2022, the MBE30 portable power supply can be paired with a diesel generator to create a hybrid system that can save fuel, reduce emissions, and lower sound levels. Image courtesy Generac

The efficient new system helps to reduce total diesel generator running hours and cut fuel consumption, enabling the generator to work at its maximum efficiency for shorter durations while storing energy in a high-capacity battery backup.

When the battery is charged and demand for power is low, the energy stored in the battery set is used to supply the load.

When the battery runs low or the load increases, the generator is automatically started to supply additional power to the load, and it recharges the batteries.

The entire process is designed to result in improved fuel economy, lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, fewer running hours on the generating set, and a longer working life for the generator itself, with reduced servicing costs.

The unit can be programmed to operate on battery power only, producing zero noise for jobsites with nighttime noise restrictions.

The MBE30 can also be fully charged and then used on its own for short-term or low-power periods, eliminating the need for a generator.

The unit can also provide power during peak loading, enabling it to be paired with a smaller diesel generator. A smaller generator can then run more efficiently, reducing fuel consumption and operating costs.

The MBE30 is offered either with lead-acid OPzV-S GEL (to 90kWh) or Li-Ion NMC (to 120kWh) battery technology. The unit will be available in 2022.

Generac Power Systems provides advanced power grid software solutions, backup and prime power systems for home and industrial applications, solar + battery storage solutions, virtual power plant platforms and engine- and battery-powered tools and equipment.