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Voltacon, through its division, Voltacon Solar (Energy Power Conversion Systems), have supplied an off-grid solar system to TIFFERS The Bus Shelter Ipswich, a charity project run by Crownfunder Ltd using a successful crowdfunding method.

The aim of this project is to help eradicate the need to sleep rough on our streets by providing safe accommodation with full support and guidance to road of recovery by converting a double decker bus. They even provide support and guide for employment, where applicable and possible.

The bus was donated by Stephenson of Essex to be transformed into a mobile hostel for the rough sleepers in Ipswich. The bus is being converted to accommodate 14 beds each with their own LED night light, USB charging socket and privacy curtains, the seating area downstairs will also convert into beds to allow the in the bus to sleep extra 4 guests in an emergency.















There will also be wash facilities, shower and a toilet, a functional kitchen which will serve breakfast, lunch, teas and coffees etc. throughout the day. Main meals and clothes have been outsourced form different companies.

So, all this facilities will use the solar energy via the solar system provided by the Voltacon. This solar system is comprised of a 5kva Voltacon solar off-grid inverter, Voltacon solar panels, and solar batteries as well as all the necessary sundries and fuses for a smooth and safe run.

The solar panels have been installed on the roof of the bus and the solar inverter and solar batteries are installed inside the bus. The entire electricity consumption is coming from the sun.

Voltacon has a wide range of solar systems, on-grid or off-grid or hybrid: 1kva, 2kva, 3kva (standard and duo) and, the most common used one for a typical household consumption, the 5kva (standard and duo). As well, Voltacon supply the top of the range of a solar system, the 10kva.

We can offer for solar charger, solar inverter, and all the sundries, including the fuses, which they are an important piece for protection of the system against any accidental voltage leakage, incidental overload or to any errors might occur, a 5 year warranty. As well, we can offer for solar batteries 3 year warranty, and for the solar panels, a guaranteed lifespan of 25 years.

All these products are based on using the power of the sun and that make you independent to generate your own green energy and, therefore, help you to reduce the carbon footprint.

The components and accessories for a complete solar off-grid system are available from Voltacon Solar, please visit our online shop https://voltaconsolar.com


Designer and developer of solar photovoltaic systems from 1kW to Megawatt range. Steve worked for Alstom and General Electric for 11 years. He develops solar inverter and complete systems with energy storage that are affordable, easy to install, and have a quick return on investment.

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