This new mobile microgrid can help with military operations, telecommunications, off-the-grid locations and even businesses and people affected by natural disasters or power outages.
"A lot of the extra benefits will be to help remote areas. If there is no utility power, we can deploy this microgrid. If there are areas struck by natural disasters, sometimes it can take weeks or months, take a look at Puerto Rico. We can deploy this in a few weeks and we can have people with power right away." said Matt Sabee, Director of Technology Solutions with Faith Technologies, Inc.
NBC26 spoke with a pilot on Wednesday morning who was taking advantage of the mobile microgrid. Faith Technologies has offered to let anyone with an electric plane to come charge up. The pilot, named Michael, said he could fly for about an hour after charging for 45 minutes.
Faith Technologies is always looking to work with the right people. The company says they'll answer any questions about the microgrid or employment opportunities right at their vender tent. They will also host several Facebook lives to answer questions as well. Their tent is located right next to the Resource Center on the grounds near the Air Traffic Control Tower.