Solar Air Explained

Why Your Organization Should Switch to Solar Air: The Aurora System Advantage

In the ever-evolving landscape of the natural gas industry, companies are increasingly seeking sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective solutions. One such innovation that stands out is our Aurora off-grid instrument air package—a revolutionary solar air package designed to transform well site operations. Here’s why your organization should consider integrating solar air, specifically through Aurora, into your operational strategy.

1. Environmental Stewardship

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions One of the most compelling reasons to switch to the Aurora system is its significant environmental benefits. Traditional pneumatic instrumentation powered by high-pressure natural gas is a major contributor to methane emissions—a potent greenhouse gas. By harnessing solar energy, the Aurora eliminates the need for natural gas in these applications, preventing a substantial amount of methane from entering the atmosphere. A single well site equipped with an Aurora can reduce upwards of 30,000 pounds of greenhouse gases daily, making a profound impact on your carbon footprint.

Support Renewable Energy Initiatives Incorporating solar air into your operations aligns with global renewable energy initiatives and sustainability goals. Utilizing the Aurora demonstrates a commitment to reducing reliance on fossil fuels and investing in renewable energy, enhancing your company’s reputation as a responsible corporate citizen.

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2. Operational Efficiency and Reliability

Continuous and Reliable Power Supply The Aurora, with its combination of solar panels and optional wind turbines, provides a continuous and reliable power supply, even in remote off-grid locations. The inclusion of substantial lithium-ion batteries ensures up to 48 hours of uninterrupted operation, surpassing traditional generator-based systems that require frequent refueling.

Enhanced Equipment Longevity Natural gas-powered pneumatic devices can introduce corrosive gases and by-products of iron oxidation, reducing equipment lifespan and causing operational inefficiencies. The Aurora system supplies clean, dry instrument air, which minimizes system degradation and extends the operating life of your equipment, leading to reduced maintenance costs and increased operational uptime.

3. Financial Benefits

Cost Savings Switching to the Aurora system can result in significant cost savings. By eliminating the need for natural gas in pneumatic control systems, you can avoid the expenses associated with gas consumption and potential fines for methane emissions. In many instances, the investment in Aurora can be recouped in less than a year, making it a financially sound decision.

Maximized Gas Utilization The Aurora system allows for the complete extraction of subsurface gas resources for market, enhancing profitability. By avoiding the need for flaring, all gas from your well site can be brought to market, ensuring maximum return on your investment.

4. Improved Safety and Compliance

Enhanced Site Safety Replacing natural gas with compressed air significantly enhances site safety. Natural gas is flammable and can pose serious risks in the event of leaks or flaring. The Aurora system eliminates these hazards by using non-flammable, clean air, creating a safer working environment for your employees and reducing the risk of accidents.

Regulatory Compliance Stricter environmental regulations are driving the need for cleaner technologies in the natural gas industry. The Aurora system helps your organization comply with these regulations by providing a sustainable and emission-free alternative to traditional natural gas-powered pneumatic systems, thereby avoiding costly fines and enhancing regulatory standing.

5. Flexibility and Adaptability

Versatile Power Source The Aurora system’s ability to harness any form of green energy, be it solar or wind, makes it incredibly versatile. This flexibility ensures that your well site can be transformed into a greener environment, regardless of its location or existing infrastructure.

Portability and Convenience Designed with portability in mind, the Aurora system’s ‘shack’ is equipped with built-in lift points, making it easy to transport and install across different sites. Additionally, with power outlets for tool charging and operating at noise levels below 60dB, the Aurora system provides convenience and efficiency without compromising on performance.


Adopting the Aurora solar air system represents a strategic move towards sustainability, efficiency, and profitability in the natural gas industry. By reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing operational reliability, cutting costs, improving safety, and ensuring regulatory compliance, the Aurora system offers a comprehensive solution that aligns with modern energy and environmental goals. Make the switch to solar air today and lead your organization towards a greener, more efficient future.

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