Graduate start-up provides biodiesel hybrid off-grid power to tribal prayer camp protesting pipeline

October 12, 2017 |

In New Jersey, Princeton University graduates launched the PowerBox start-up providing distributed off-grid power through a biodiesel generator, solar array and wind power along with batteries for storage, all set in a 20-foot shipping container for fast delivery. Though originally designed for emergency relief situations such as following the earthquake in Haiti in 2012, one of these PowerBoxes is now installed at the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp in Mahwah where the Ramapough Lenape Tribe is protesting against the planned Pilgrim Pipeline that would run between Albany, New York and Linden, New Jersey, and within half a mile from ancestral sacred lands.

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