Smart BaseStation™ is an innovative, fully-integrated off-grid solution, that can provide power for a range of applications. It is the ideal turnkey solution for the off-grid market.

Typical examples of where the Smart BaseStation™ has been utilised include connecting rural communities with Relay Broadband, providing 5G on construction sites and CCTV on highways projects. 

Designed for operating low power AC or DC equipment, the system is ready-to-go and pre-configured to meet customers' requirements. It provides a complete solar-wind hybrid power solution, with the option of an autostart backup generator, or methanol fuel cell.

Most of the time, our standard models will meet your requirements, however we are happy to put together a bespoke design for your specific needs.  Contact us on [email protected] and our off-grid experts will be on hand to help.

Flexible & Modular

At Leading Edge, we recognise that not all applications are the same, so we have designed Smart BaseStation™ to be as flexible as possible. We have a number of standard models and options - both DC and AC and options include wind turbine type and inverter size, as well as choosing whether or not a remote monitoring control system is required.

Smart BaseStation™ is designed to be installed in remote locations, even on sloping, uneven ground, any time of the year, in any weather.

Wide Range of Applications

  • Telemetry
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Remote weather stations
  • LIDAR and SODAR installations
  • Rural WIFI and broadband
  • Radio repeater stations
  • CCTV and security systems
  • Private LAN and WAN
  • UPS and backup power supplies
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The pre-configured Smart BaseStation™ is easy to deploy, here it is moved to site with a telehandler.
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This Smart BaseStation™ is providing rural broadband at a site in rural Scotland, UK.

Rugged Enclosure

Smart BaseStation™ provides an easy to deploy robust solution, pre-configured to supply power in hard to reach areas where the cost of running a grid connected supply is too expensive. The tilt up/down masts make it easy to deploy the required equipment along with the wind turbine safely and effectively in remote areas. The complete design has a galvanised finish, the base and towers have an additional paint finish for aesthetics of your choice.

With addition of innovative ground screws, installation is much quicker and provides an environmentally friendly alternative to concrete bases.

Integrated Solar

The unique fold-away design of the Smart BaseStation's solar panels means that they are protected during transport and can be setup in seconds, as well as being set at the correct angle for the sun.

Using two 160W ultra-high-efficiency solar panels made from Sunpower cells, Smart BaseStation™ can generate over 1.2kWh a day in summer. An extendable solar option adds two 160w solar panels providing a total of 640W of solar.

Wind-Solar Hybrid

Unlike other “complete” power solutions, Smart BaseStation™ comes with our wind turbine, designed and built by us for some of the world’s harshest environments. In contrast to the sun, wind can be a 24-hour a day power source, therefore a hybrid Wind and solar power system is significantly more productive than just solar or wind alone. In winter, wind generates more power than the sun. By having both wind solar, the system is an effective year-round power source.

Fitted as standard with either our LE-300 or LE-600 wind turbine, wind power accounts for between 0.5kWh to 1.5kWh of power a day. This can be boosted by attaching two wind turbines for maximum output. In higher wind areas (>6m/s annual wind speeds) we recommend the LE-v150 Extreme

Remote Control & Condition Monitoring

The full specification Smart BaseStation™ is fitted with a Victron Cerbo GX, which provides full control over the system. When connected to the Internet via a built-in Ethernet port, or via the optional WIFI receiver or 3G/4G router, live data is transmitted to Victron’s proprietary VRM portal.

Logging in to the VRM Portal from your laptop or the mobile app anywhere in the world, means that you can see exactly how your Smart BaseStation™ is performing (live and historical), receive alarm signals by email and even change system setting remotely.

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Packed for transport, here the solar panels start unfolding.
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A few more minutes and the Smart BaseStation's solar is now installed.

AC, DC and Backup

The standard Smart BaseStation™ has both AC and DC voltages available, but a DC only version is also available. Based on the renowned inverter-chargers from Victron Energy, Smart BaseStation can supply 230V from 500W to 3000W (larger options are available on request). In addition to converting power from the DC battery bank to AC, the Smart BaseStation™ can also be connected to a generator or mains power supply.

When connected, Smart BaseStation™ automatically switches away from the batteries and feeds AC power directly to the electrical equipment being used. This changeover happens at in 12ms, which is fast enough to keep even sensitive electronics continuously powered. As well as feeding power from the generator or mains directly, Smart BaseStation™ then uses the surplus power to boost charge the battery bank simultaneously.

If a backup generator with an autostart function is available, Smart BaseStation™ can be set up to automatically start/stop the generator depending on the battery state of charge. The autostart function can also be set to activate the generator when the electrical load exceeds the capacity of the onboard inverter. In these instances, Smart BaseStation™ combines both power sources (both generator feed and battery bank) to maximise efficiency.

Methanol Fuel Cell

Where the the power supply is absolutely crucial, Smart BaseStation™ can be fitted with a 45W or 110W Efoy methanol fuel cell - contact us for more information.

Stored Power

Producing power is only one half of the equation and storing that power is the other. As well as storing power to be used, the battery bank is also the “reserve”. In many parts of the world, there will be days where there is neither much sun or wind. On these days, we must rely on the reserve power to keep equipment running. Smart BaseStation™ is fitted with a bank of industrial grade deep-cycle AGM (Absorbent Glass Matting) batteries that are designed to give many years’ service, even when they are heavily used.

AGM batteries do not contain any free-liquid electrolyte and can even be used upside down, meaning that they are much more suited to the rigours of transport. As standard, Smart BaseStation™ is fitted with six 120Ah batteries, storing a total of 8.64kWh of energy. For greater storage, you also have the option of “daisy-chaining” systems together.

Sea and Air Freight Friendly

VRLA AGM batteries in the Smart BaseStation™ comply with IATA Special Provisions A48 and A67 and are non-restricted goods. They are securely packaged, protected from short circuits and isolated with external switch.  Each battery is strapped down, all batteries are in an internal case within an external protective metal case.

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Technical Specification

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(DC Only)
(AC + DC)
(AC + DC)
(AC + DC)
(AC + DC)
Solar Pmax
2 x 160W
Solar Type
Turbine Pmax
DC Output
12V (9A) and 24V (6A)
Maximum AC Output
AC Output
230V +/- 2%
Maximum AC Input
Input voltage range
Input frequency
45 - 65Hz, PF:1
Battery Charger (at 24V)
Battery Size
8,640Wh (360Ah at 24V)
Weight (kg)
Approximately 400kg
Size (mm) with panels folded
2500 (w) x 1250 (d) x 900 (h) Masts 4700 (l)
Remote monitoring
Generator Autostart
Ethernet Connectivity
WiFi Connectivity
Operating temp. range
-40 to +50°C
Humidity non-condensing
Enclosure Material
galvanised steel
*All technical specifications and images are correct at the time of publication, but are subject to change without notice.
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