EMP/Solar Flare Protection

EMP hardened Sol-Ark handles over 140 blasts of EMP up to 100 KV per meter!

EMP Hardened to TWICE Military Levals!

You guys asked for it and we delivered. Many of you have known that we build and test our products with our very own EMP generators. Last week we used an independent test lab in Plano Texas to get 3rd party verification for the Sol-Ark 8K EMP Hardening. The pictures above show Sol-Ark 8K running with batteries and Solar Panels

Why You Need PORTABLE Solar Power

  • Healtchare & Public Schools
  • Government facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Nuclear Reactors & Materials
  • Chemical Facilities
  • Water & Power
  • Communications
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Dams: Flood Control
  • Emergency Services
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology

“Generals always fight the last war” said General George Patton. That’s why new methods like chemical, tanks, blitzkrieg, and A-bombs had such devastating effects when first used. The world knows the U.S. military cannot be defeated in combat. So a new series of methods have already been developed that are much more dangerous than a dirty bomb or nuking a few cities. Future warfare will target entire nation’s Electrical Grid via Physical, Cyber, and EMP attacks. Even previously small threats like N. Korea or Iran could kill up to 300 million in a single first strike.

Geomagnetic Storms (similar to EMP)

Solar Flares are similar to EMP in their’ destruction but occur naturally. There have been several devastating solar flares in 1859 & 1921 but it was before the electronic age. They are not predictable and we have a chance of ~1% per year. Add that up over 10 years and we have ~12% chance of massive of long term power loss / loss of life. U.S.S.R. tests showed even power cables buried underground would be burned up.

Solar Flare Examples: (similar to EMP)

  • NASA July 2014 report states there is approximately 12% chance of Solar Flare over the next 10 years
  • Hydro-Quebec Storm of 1989 was only a 1x event and affected 7Million people
  • Railroad Storm in 1921 was 10x bigger (10x event) than the Quebec above and affected all of North America!
    • – If it occurred today, blackout would last 4-10 years
  • Carrington Event in 1859 was 100x bigger (100x event) than above Quebec event and it was felt Worldwide
    • – Penetrated miles into Atlantic ocean to melt telegraph cables
    • – Another (100x event) narrowly missed Earth July 2012

Cyberattack

A large scale cyberattack on North America is very likely according to Investigative journalist Ted Koppel. A crippling first strike can be fought with laptops instead of large armies. The electrical grid requires constant Internet communication to carefully balance generation vs. demand. The same Programmable Logic Controllers that were infected with the Stuxnet virus damaging Iran centrifuges are used to control electric generators and power distribution. However, you probably didn’t hear that ~1000 power plants in the USA and Europe were infected with a Russian virus in 2014. “Dragonfly” just seemed to be just waiting for a command to execute something. Grid security is as strong as the lower common denominator. Deregulation has allowed many small companies to provide power who can’t afford cyber security the big companies used to provide.

Cyberattack Examples

  • US outages happen every 4 days due to Cyberattacks and a small number of physical attacks
  • Russian SW bug “Dragonfly” infected 1000 power plants in US & Europe July 2014
  • Ted Koppel’s 2015 book “Lights Out” says attack is likely
  • Russia’s “BlackEnergy” Malware brings down Ukraine Dec 2015 and leaves ~300K people w/o power
  • Israel paralyzed by largest ever cyberattack likely by Iran Jan 2016

Lights Out

Don’t take our word for it. Read Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel and see for yourself the very real damages we face from potential cyber attacks.

EMP Attack

ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP) delivered through a nuclear weapon has been researched by Russia and China. N.Korea gained access to many nuclear engineers after the U.S.S.R collapse. Iran and N.Korea worked closely together on ballistic missile technology. And unfortunately N.Korea demonstrated fission warhead capability in 2016. Ted Koppel reports a first strike would likely be both cyberattack combined with EMP. What may surprise you is 4 states passed legislation to begin protecting critical portions of their’ electrical grid against EMP and Geomagnetic Storms. The protections being discussed and implemented will not protect homes or businesses.

EMP Threats

  • N. Korea launched KMS-3 satellite with practice trajectory over Washington DC April 2013
  • N. Korea freighter caught smuggling 2 nuclear capable missiles on their launchers July 2013
  • N. Korea detonates H-bomb Jan 2016
  • N. Korea launched KMS-4 satellite showing capability of delivering nuclear EMP altitude Feb 7 2016
  • US States EMP protecting portions of Grid (not homes) Maine 2013, Virginia/Arizona 2014, Florida 2015

Severe Weather

Lightning, floods, fires, snowstorms, hurricanes, twisters and more can all cause power to go down. In a severe weather situation, your power could be out for days, weeks, even months.

It doesn’t matter if you’re directly in the eye of the storm; being connected to the grid means you are in danger of a portion of the grid anywhere near you going out because of bad weather.

Ever experienced a simple thunderstorm taking out a transformer? It can take crews a long time to restore that power…long enough for you to lose as much as $500 worth of food in your fridge or freezer.

Imagine a much more severe weather incident that leaves the power out for weeks. Sol-Ark will help you get past any such situation and help you save money at the same time.

Low Tech Physical Attacks

Low Tech Physical Attacks on high voltage power lines or transformers are effective because they can take a year or more to rebuild. High voltage transformers in substations are built outside the US by hand in about a year. The San Jose substation in 2013 was especially interesting. They knew the exact communication lines to cut, what transformer safety’s to disable, where to shoot, left no fingerprints on bullets, and disappeared 1 minute before police arrived. Navy Seals analyzed every aspect and said they would have done the same. It was a professional test hit with low tech AK-47’s.

Physical Attacks Examples

  • The Department of Energy report accidently leaked if 9 particular substations were damaged out of ~55,000, the US would suffer rolling nationwide blackouts for up to 18 months
  • Navy Seals said the San Jose CA substation attack with AK-47’s was a “professional hit” in April 2013
  • Drug cartel black out Mexico’s Michoacán state Oct 2013 = 420K people affected
  • Jihadists black out Yemen with rockets Jun 2014 = 24M people affected and Pakistan Jan 2015 = 140M people affected

Here is the Official Findings from our Engineers:

On May 8th 2018, NTS Testing and Certification Services verified the Sol-Ark 8K Solar Generator withstood >100KV/m EMP while in use.  

The Sol-Ark 3K used 4 technologies and was tested to withstand MIL-STD-461G specifications of >50KV/m.

The Sol-Ark 8K uses 6 technologies of protection. 100KV/m was the limit of NTS test equipment. The same 8K unit was pulsed over 140 times with 3 axis of rotations without impact.

Sol-Ark EMP Suppression system protected the Sol-Ark 8K, solar panels, and electronic appliances plugged into it.  You can Download the Testing report here