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Welcome to Sunstone Systems' News page, where you can stay up-to-date on the latest developments in our innovative range of products. We specialize in providing cutting-edge technology solutions for security and power management, including our Solar CCTV System, Solar Power Station, and IO System.

Our Solar CCTV System is a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution for monitoring remote sites without the need for grid power. With its solar-powered camera, motion detection, and remote access capabilities, it's the perfect choice for surveillance in areas without reliable electricity.

Our Solar Power Station is a portable and versatile power solution that can be used for a wide range of applications, from off-grid power for outdoor events to emergency backup power during a power outage. With its high-capacity battery and solar panels, it's the ideal choice for reliable and sustainable power on-the-go.

Our IO System is a powerful and flexible control system that can be customized to meet the specific needs of your business. Whether you're looking to manage security systems, automate industrial processes, or optimize energy use, our IO System has the features and capabilities to help you achieve your goals.

At Sunstone Systems, we're committed to delivering innovative and high-quality products that help our customers achieve their goals. Check out our News page to learn more about our latest product releases and industry updates.

Aaron David, Paul Schelhaas and George Andain

Our team is embarking on an incredible journey, travelling from London to Houston, then to Tulsa and Chicago, before circling back to London! Paul Schelhaas, Aaron David and George Andain are currently in the United States, representing Sunstone Systems as we meet with our clients, distribution partners and investors. This visit marks an important step in our international expansion efforts.

We are particularly excited about the opportunity to meet with high-profile organisations such as Chevron, Chevron Technology Ventures, Anixter, ONE Gas, Wesco, Bison Profab, and Vedder Price. These meetings present a chance for us to deepen our partnerships, explore potential collaborations, and showcase the value and innovation Sunstone brings to the table.

Our team is committed to fostering strong relationships, driving growth, and making a lasting impact in the industries we serve. We appreciate the support and enthusiasm from our partners and investors, and we look forward to the fruitful discussions and exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

Stay tuned for updates as we embark on this journey and continue to expand our global footprint!

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As the energy landscape continues to evolve, major energy operators in the oil and gas sector are proactively exploring avenues to incorporate renewable technologies into their portfolios. The emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility has become more pronounced than ever, urging companies to seek cleaner and greener solutions. Among the innovative alternatives gaining traction, solar-powered surveillance and telecommunications systems have emerged as game-changers.

One of the key challenges faced by oil and gas operations is the need to extend digital technologies and communications to difficult and remote locations. Traditional power infrastructure may be impractical or unfeasible in these areas, making it challenging to deploy advanced surveillance and telecommunications systems. However, solar-powered solutions are proving to be a revolutionary answer to these obstacles.

By harnessing the sun's energy, solar-powered surveillance and telecommunications systems offer a reliable and sustainable source of power, independent of conventional grid connections. This self-sufficiency is particularly advantageous in remote regions where access to reliable power is limited or expensive to install. The ability to operate off-grid and in challenging terrains allows oil and gas companies to extend their digital capabilities to far-flung sites, enhancing safety, monitoring, and communication in these locations.

Moreover, the deployability of these systems further enhances their utility. Oil and gas projects often involve dynamic and rapidly changing environments, requiring adaptable solutions. Solar-powered surveillance and telecommunications systems can be easily transported and installed in various locations, providing real-time data and communication points where needed. This flexibility not only increases operational efficiency but also enables quick responses to potential safety hazards or operational issues.

In addition to addressing the immediate challenges of digital technology deployment, integrating solar-powered solutions aligns with the broader objectives of reducing carbon footprints and environmental impact. Oil and gas companies are under increasing pressure from stakeholders and regulatory bodies to embrace sustainable practices. Embracing solar-powered technologies is a clear demonstration of their commitment to minimizing emissions and supporting the transition to a greener future.

Furthermore, the long-term cost savings associated with solar-powered solutions are

appealing to energy operators. Once the initial investment is made, solar panels and renewable energy systems offer lower operating costs compared to traditional fossil fuel-based power sources. This cost-effectiveness makes solar-powered surveillance and telecommunications systems economically viable and financially attractive over time.

As major energy operators actively seek ways to integrate renewable technologies, solar-powered surveillance and telecommunications systems stand at the forefront of this transformation. By enabling the deployment of digital technologies in challenging and hard-to-reach locations, these innovative solutions not only enhance safety and operational efficiency but also contribute to the industry's sustainable growth and commitment to a cleaner energy future. As the drive for renewable integration intensifies, these solar-powered technologies are set to play an increasingly crucial role in shaping the future of oil and gas operations worldwide.

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Sunstone Systems developed the Autonomous Remote Communications System (ARC) 4.0, a a Solar CCTV System that provides real-time surveillance, analytics, and alerts to remote monitoring centres without any hardwired power or data connections. It was designed and manufactured in partnership with WJ and deployed in a number of locations across the UK Strategic Road Network to improve highways monitoring, incident detection, and the safety of road workers.

The project included 17 Solar CCTV Systems with attached surveillance cameras and LTE transmitters on the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme, which relayed real-time surveillance to UK Road Monitoring Centres.

The ARC: A Sustainable Solution for Highway Surveillance

The Autonomous Remote Communications Unit (ARC) is a solar-powered CCTV System

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designed by Sunstone Systems. The ARC is an innovative solution for highways that require temporary or long-term surveillance, security, data, and internet connectivity. The tower is equipped with high-quality CCTV cameras that can be customised to suit specific surveillance needs. The system is portable, versatile, and can be easily transported and set up at any location.

One of the key benefits of the ARC is its ability to reduce carbon emissions. The system is powered entirely by renewable solar energy, eliminating the need for diesel generators on the roadside, which emit harmful greenhouse gases. This feature makes the ARC an eco-friendly solution for transport, reducing carbon footprint and helping organisations to achieve their sustainability targets.

The ARC is an innovative solution that provides sustainable benefits for highways, reducing carbon emissions while enhancing safety and security. Its off-grid capabilities make it a reliable and cost-effective solution that can be easily deployed and customised to meet the specific needs of different highways and transport projects. The system is also scalable, portable, and modular, providing the requisite flexibility for developing sites and operational requirements.

The challenges we overcame in partnership

The development of our solar-powered traffic surveillance system for the A30 project posed several key challenges that we had to overcome. The first challenge was to design a system that could be safely deployed on the roadside and withstand significant wind speeds without being anchored to the ground. To address this, we worked closely with independent structural engineers to ensure that our system was structurally sound, weighted and could withstand the forces of the wind.

Another challenge was to provide a system that could operate without any hardwired power or data connections. To achieve this, we utilised our expertise in off-grid and solar-powered platforms to design a solution that was self-contained and could generate its own power through solar panels. This enabled us to deploy the system in remote locations where there was no access to power or data connections. By harnessing the power of the sun, we were able to create a sustainable and environmentally-friendly solution that not only meets the operational requirements of the system, but also reduces the reliance on traditional power sources and lowers overall carbon emissions.

To ensure that the system was always connected, we integrated telecommunication modules that had multiple cellular connections. These connections could failover to the highest bandwidth and provide the highest standards in cyber security digital connections. This enabled the system to remain securely connected even in areas with low signal strength.

We integrated onboard smart analytics software to automate camera tracking to slew to traffic incidents and then relay in real-time to monitoring centres. This allowed for swift response times in the event of an incident on the road and improved safety for drivers.

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Working together, we delivered an innovative solution, improved safety and saved CO2

The A30 project is an excellent example of how clean technologies can be leveraged to improve sustainability and reduce emissions. Traditional roadside CCTV cameras are powered using diesel generators or by connecting to the power grid, which results in significant carbon emissions and air pollution. We have improved our sustainability profile and helped reduce Co2e emissions considerably on the A30 Project by delivering power using solar technologies.

Phase 1 of the A30 project delivered a reduction of 972 tCO2e in emissions, which equates to £67,394 of social value. This carbon saving was achieved by replacing traditional diesel generators with solar-powered systems. By doing so, we eliminated air pollution from diesel generators and significantly reduced carbon emissions. Moreover, the use of solar technologies has provided additional benefits such as reducing noise pollution, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and improving the resilience of the power supply.

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In addition to the carbon savings, the use of our ARC System has eliminated the need for installing hardwired cable infrastructure. The A30 project would have required 10681m of power cable and 6486m of fibreoptic, costing more than £100,000. The use of the ARC System, which is completely autonomous and streams highway surveillance in real-time across the LTE network and onto the internet for monitoring, has substantially reduced costs and protected the local environment from damage and disruption.

We implemented a sustainable approach to the A30 Project by using solar technologies to power the surveillance cameras, eliminating the need for hardwired cable infrastructure, and reducing installation costs. By doing so, we have demonstrated our commitment to reducing emissions and improving sustainability.

The A30 project is a game-changer in the world of clean technologies. By leveraging solar power to reduce carbon emissions, we have demonstrated our commitment to reducing our (including our stakeholders) carbon footprint and improving sustainability. The use of ARC System has not only reduced costs but also reduced the reliance on traditional diesel generators, which contribute significantly to Co2e emissions. We have set an example for the industry to follow by showcasing how clean technologies can be used to improve sustainability, reduce emissions and achieve net zero.

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