Atlas Copco showcases new solar powered light tower

Michael Sagermann, Regional Business Line Manager for Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy Division in the MENA region. (Image source: Atlas Copco)Michael Sagermann, Regional Business Line Manager for Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy Division in the MENA region. (Image source: Atlas Copco)Atlas Copco showcased its new QLTS line of solar light towers at Middle East Electricity, the first exhibition in the Middle East that it has been displayed at

“With so much focus on the environment and sustainability, even here in the Middle East here, you’re eliminating the need for diesel fuel,” said Michael Sagermann, Regional Business Line Manager for Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy Division in the MENA region.

“I think what it gives back to the environment is fantastic, and the fuel is free; there’s endless sunshine here. With one charge you can run it for four nights. Even if you don’t have direct sunshine, even if it’s overcast, it’s still charging.”

The QLTS range requires no fuel, no oil or coolant and has no rotating parts and requires minimal maintenance.

“The only maintenance part on it is the battery cells, and keeping the panel clean of course,” said Sagermann, who added that initial interest in the product was created at last year’s Middle East Electricity.

“We had a rendering on one of the walls here last year, but it was amazing how much interest was generated by that, especially with government authorities.

“Now we can do a proper show and tell. This is probably one of those markets that the product is absolutely ideally suited for and people have been very positive.”

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