Making clean energy available in places previously thought impossible.
Together we’re removing the barriers to widespread solar energy adoption, ushering in a new wave of customers to meet their short-term and long-term clean energy goals.
Pre-wired, plug & play modular system shipped to site ready to deploy
Minimal site preparations
200 kW+ per team / day
1 MW installed per week, with only 3 people
Up to 2X more energy per area
Streamlined logistics and high shipping density
Zero performance impact
Remote, rural and sites in harsh conditions
Suitable for all ground and soil types, including landfills, with minimal ground penetration and limited to no civil works required.
Wind-resistant and already deployed in cyclone areas
Short or Long Term Solutions
Use the energy when you need it, pack it up if operations move or land is needed for redevelopment
Flexibility to scale the system to meet customer needs on a project by project basis or remove a system as demand requires
Integrates with other energy systems, including battery energy storage, wind and more
How it Works
5B’s revolutionary MAVERICK technology combines modular design and prefabrication all completed at the 5B factory to streamline engineering, procurement and construction for ground-mounted solar facilities. Each MAVERICK solar array is folded up, packed onto a truck, shipped to site and deployed in minutes by a team of three people. MAVERICK reduces on-site labor and time and requires minimal ground preparations, allowing for rapid solar deployment in more places than ever before. This is easily scalable for any sized solar system, from residential-sized systems to utility-scale.
MAVERICK is amortized over the design life, not the project life, allowing for easy reversibility or redeployment to generate power across multiple projects with a lifespan of 1-15 years. This makes MAVERICK the best solution for temporary, short-term or medium-term solutions across a diverse customer base. With minimal ground preparations and no civil works required, MAVERICK can be easily deployed to remote, rural or harsh weather locations.
800+ MAVs deployed
(45 MAVs) deployed in
Ground-mounted DC solar array block of 40-90 PV modules.
Compatible with any standard framed 60 or 72-cell PV module.
10° fixed tilt
Certified in Wind regions A and B. Wind region C certified for specific designs
Patented technology in several countries
About the Partnership
Combining AES’ track record of introducing and scaling innovation to advance the future of energy with 5B’s transformation technology and deployment process, together we’ll empower customers to meet their energy goals at a pace that was previously impossible.
Who is 5B
5B is an innovative solar technology business on a mission to transform the world’s energy sources by delivering world-class technology that makes clean energy more competitive and accessible than ever before. We have re-engineered the solar supply chain from the ground up with our flagship technology, MAVERICK, to deliver solar projects lower cost, faster and smarter than ever before. Our name, 5B, is a constant reminder of the 5 billion years of sunshine we have left and motivates our team to strive for the simplest, most effective ways to leverage this clean energy resource.
Who is AES
AES is a Fortune 500 global power company that provides affordable, sustainable energy to 14 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. 5B joins a growing portfolio of energy technology companies in which AES has made strategic investments to accelerate a greener energy future. We have a track record of introducing and scaling innovation to advance the future of energy, similar to our foundational role in the creation and growth of the energy storage market through Fluence, our JV with Siemens. Today, Fluence is the largest grid-scale battery energy storage company in the world.