Talking About Preventing and Reversing Environmental Damage
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Talking About Preventing and Reversing Environmental Damage

Hello, my name is Vanessa. I would like to welcome you to my site about the environment. Growing up, I lived along a beautiful river full of jumping fish. The birds flew overhead, ready to catch their next meal in their talons. I watched as the wildlife lived in relative harmony along the riverbed. Unfortunately, as I reached my adult year, the river’s water quality and wildlife populations started to decline. Pollution was cited as the cause, which broke my heart. I will use this site to explore the way societies are damaging the world around them and propose solutions to solve this problem. Thanks.


Talking About Preventing and Reversing Environmental Damage

Emergency Power Backup Planning With Diesel And Solar Systems

Sarah King

If you're managing an emergency response service or a 99.999% uptime system that needs to run as soon as possible after emergency situations, you'll need more than the standard electrical grid connection. When local power systems are down, there are solar power and liquid fuel options that offer multiple levels of power deliver. Take a look at a few emergency power options and how they can bring your systems back into service sooner. 

Diesel Power For Backup Generators

Many emergency services and government-critical systems use diesel generators in order to deliver a consistent, powerful supply of electricity in the event of power loss. Diesel generators run at high capacity and can allow workers to save information or keep emergency communications running as long as fuel is present.

Fuel delivery is the main issue when it comes to diesel operation. There needs to be a readily available supply of diesel fuel in the backup generator storage tank, and personnel should be trained in refilling the tanks with stored diesel if a single generator supply isn't enough. The amount of power time and the amount of time for a diesel depot to deliver more fuel must be factored in when storing additional fuel.

Solar Power Systems

Solar power has become more than just a buzzword. As photovoltaic technology became better at transferring solar energy into usable power and battery storage became more advanced, solar power became a viable way of providing consistent, long term power. The only downside is that battery storage cells may take up too much space in order to provide enough power for consistent operation during an emergency. Longer periods of power require more batteries, meaning that an entire room may be dedicated to just battery storage and maintenance depending on how much energy your operation needs to store at the same time.

When planning emergency power with solar systems, keep in mind that daytime operations should be reduced in order to allow battery cell groups to charge to full faster. In many cases, it's best to use solar power in conjunction with other systems such as diesel power in order to reduce the usage of both systems.

With any power system, continued operation should not be the only concern. Within your contingency plan, there should be a policy to immediately save information. There also needs to be a list of vital to non-vital systems that should be left on or shut down in a specific order for power conservation.

Contact a diesel depot to discuss fuel delivery plans, storage, shelf life of fuel and emergency delivery conditions. Visit websites like for more info.