EMP-hardened Sol-Arks handle over twice military requirements for EMP proofing. That’s over 100kV/meter!
The world knows the U.S. military is incredibly tough, with very high standards for gear and facilities. Warfare constantly evolves to try to take down even the strongest defenses. Future warfare could target an entire nation’s electrical grid via physical, cyber, and EMP attacks. On top of the man-made threats, natural events like lighting and solar flares can also be a huge risk to electrical systems and components. All ESS systems have been vulnerable to the types of attacks or events…… Until we created defenses against those risks.
The Sol-Ark EMP suppression system protects the Sol-Ark 8K and 12K, the appliances after installing the provided suppressors, and the associated solar panels. You can even even get our PCC batteries to have a full system that is EMP hardened. Download the Testing report here.
Most frequent EMP questions and answers
EMP stands for Electro Magnetic Pulse. It can be caused by multiple things, but it destroys most electrical components when it happens by putting many times too much energy in a given space, overloading the electrical device’s internals.
The short answer is no. You can isolate and protect different components in a system from an EMP, but when even things like wires can spike up to hundreds of thousands of volts in just 1 meter, it’s hard to catch every component. We have put the time and effort into protecting entire systems, and not just some of the pieces.
No, it does not. Protecting the inverter doesn’t automatically protect the batteries associated with it, and that’s a big choice to consider when choosing batteries. Current lithium-ion batteries are vulnerable to EMP’s due to the BMS (battery management system) that it takes to run them properly. Consider it the brain of the system. If the BMS goes down, the batteries are worthless. Lithium Ion batteries are fantastic and perform incredibly well, but for a full EMP-hardened system, it’s best to consider another type.
Absolutely! Many of our customers that go with a fully EMP-hardened system are off-grid, and their buildings range from luxurious ranch homes to bunkers that are completely underground. We even have commercial buildings that utilize our EMP-hardened systems to protect their building and appliances.
Unfortunately, no. This particular upgrade must be done at the time of sale for your new inverter. We do these upgrades in-house, so we make sure that they leave our facility ready to be installed like a normal inverter.