The Ark by Disconnected Energy is a personal energy generator designed to offer off-grid power to everyone, all you need is a place to site the included solar panels and the rest is plug and play, no need for electrical knowledge just follow the guide included and you'll have mains power generated by the sun all year round, specifically built for the UK climate.
Testing was based on an 8 hour a day, 5 days a week, with the occasional weekend thrown in too. It’s recommended that most things are turned off at night and that the average power usage is kept under 2kWh per day towards the end of autumn and during winter. The other seasons are far more relaxed as sunshine becomes more frequent.
The Ark can typically run:
- Modern PC/Laptop with a couple of monitors attached
- Ethernet switch/router/Wi-fi hotspot
- Capsule coffee machine/kettle (<2kW depending on other loads)
- Phone and USB charging
- Rio diesel heater
- Air con (800W unit on a sunny summers day only! See "Additional information")
This Ark can also power a home workshop or garage. Whilst it's probably not a regularly used room, the mains power available is suitable for domestic power tools.