Lusty and Blundell Limited - Electrifying The Coffee Guy Coffee Van Operations with Sustainable Energy

In response to the growing need for cleaner and more efficient energy solutions, Lusty and Blundell, in collaboration with Victron Energy, has successfully implemented a cutting-edge project aimed at revolutionizing the operations of the Coffee Guy coffee franchise vans. The initiative addresses the inherent challenges posed by outdated generators while striving for sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

The primary objective of this project was to transition the coffee van's energy source from traditional generators to a sophisticated battery and inverter system. By leveraging Victron's expertise and state-of-the-art technology, the team introduced a comprehensive solution tailored to the specific needs of the client.

Key components of the implemented system include:

• Two 24V lithium batteries connected in series, offering a total capacity of 10 kWh.

• Integration of a Victron smart solar controller with 400 watts of solar panels for efficient harnessing of solar energy.

• Implementation of a Cerbo management system equipped with a user-friendly touch screen for real-time monitoring and control.

• Utilization of a Safiery Scotty DC to DC converter to optimize battery charging from the vehicle's alternator.

• Deployment of a Victron Multiplus 2 5,000-watt hybrid inverter, enabling seamless integration with AC and DC sources, including the internal generator and grid power.

This innovative setup facilitates smooth operation of various appliances within the coffee van, such as coffee machines, fridges, and blenders, while significantly reducing noise pollution and environmental impact. Moreover, the system's versatility allows for continued use of the generator as a backup energy source, ensuring uninterrupted operations during emergencies. Following subsequent trials with the existing configuration, it has been determined that doubling the battery capacity to 20 kWh would render the generator obsolete.

Throughout the demonstration, it was evident that the new system effectively met the energy demands of the coffee van, demonstrating superior performance and reliability compared to the conventional setups. By harnessing renewable energy sources and implementing advanced technology, the project exemplifies a sustainable approach to mobile business operations.

In conclusion, the successful implementation of this project underscores the potential for transformative change within the mobile food industry and beyond. Lusty and Blundell, in conjunction with Victron Energy, remains committed to providing innovative energy solutions tailored to the evolving needs of clients seeking sustainability and efficiency.

For further inquiries or to explore similar projects, we welcome you to engage with us at Lusty and Blundell.

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