Midwest Company Sheds New Light on Solar Power


The scope of solar power application is enormous and a new portable solution has caught our attention.

The product of the imagination and ingenuity of an engineer called Mark Turczynski from Western Illinois, Powershed is a portable shed with solar panels fixed to the top so that it can be used in the yard, in a soccer field, on site, etc. It doesn’t require fixing solar panels to the roof, which gives potential users an added advantage: they can take the system with them if they move houses. A “lite version” has been launched as well.

“I wanted to change the ownership model from being part of the real estate to becoming a tangible piece of property that moves with you or is passed down to your family so people can fully realize the investment,” Mark said on his blog.

Powershed offers three product models: the Powershed, which is an 8’ x 8’ shed with a steel-reinforced frame. There’s the Powershed Lite, which comes in an 8’ x 10’ shed, slightly larger than the standard POWERSHED to allow for the modifications needed for the lighter frame. Finally, the company also offers Solar Wings for those not interested in the storage and functional capabilities of its shed products. Solar Wings have three solar modules that will generate an average of 2.5 kWh/day. They can be mounted based on individual customer preferences including ground and pole mount. The Solar Wing is a grid-tie system only.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.