VANCOUVER, B.C. – As part of its commitment to sustainable, green living and the environment, Xantrex Technology USA Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, has recently supported select projects that promote these causes.
Students of Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H., developed a comprehensive energy metrics system for the Big Green Bus, a summer touring vehicle used by students to educate people about sustainable living practices. The bus is powered by solar panels and waste vegetable oil, and features Xantrex products including an inverter/charger system and battery monitor.
“Xantrex products and support have been and continue to be vital to both mechanical and educational operations of the Big Green Bus,” Jules Valenti of the Big Green Bus project said in a statement. “The Big Green Bus project strives to both advocate and demonstrate energy saving strategies. We have created a self-sustaining onboard power system using our Xantrex power components. During educational events, we can use data on total energy consumption collected by Xantrex’s recently donated LinkPRO battery monitor.”
Another Xantrex-sponsored initiative supports 2B Enterprises’ “America the Sustainable” project, which focuses on the importance of environmental stewardship and the preservation of natural resources. The Xantrex Freedom SW 3000 Power System is being used on the organization’s GREEN RV which serves as the traveling platform to educate the public about the benefits of green lifestyle.
“We are very pleased to partner with worthwhile organizations such as 2B Enterprises and members of the Big Green Bus project who are committed to showing communities how to conserve energy,” Xantrex General Manager Richard Gaudet said. “We believe in giving back and supporting projects that help to make a difference, and we’re proud to play our own small part in helping to create a better, cleaner planet.”