shipping container solar power

Meet HELIOS The Solar Powered Shipping Container Line By ROXBOX

ROXBOX Containers 20' HELIOS Solar shipping container refrigeration unit.

 BACKGROUND

 

ROXBOX Containers is excited to announce a new line of solar infrastructure containers with our Australian partners, BlackStump Technologies. Our initial focus is on solar cold storage and deployable energy. HELIOS the Greek God and personification of the sun has the opportunity to lead the U.S market in solar containerized solutions. BlackStump will continue to innovate and create solar solutions with shipping containers for infrastructure. ROXBOX, with the creation of the HELIOS line, will be the manufacturer and distributor of the BlackStump suite of products in the U.S. Our partnership seeks to optimize solar containerized solutions in the U.S while helping our customers reduce their carbon emissions and reliance on diesel generators. ROXBOX and the HELIOS line will continue to strive to implement sustainability into all of our products and operations. We believe in environmental quality, clean air, natural resources, a nontoxic environment, and a healthy ecosystem.

This partnership is years in the making and has come to fruition because of our drive to always provide our customers with the best solutions possible. Over the last few years, ROXBOX has been building refrigerated containers for a local food share and community access nonprofit organization. Early on we encountered three major problems with the grid-tied containers that we were building;

  1. Pulling power from the local site to the container at most locations was very costly and time-consuming.
  2. Once power got to the container, energy from the grid was mostly from fossil fuels which are bad for the environment.
  3. Alternatively, when powered by costly diesel generators the containerized refrigerators had a poor ROI and failed to address environmental impact concerns.

After encountering problems with power and sustainability we realized there had to be a better clean energy solution, so we started to research what was out in the market or determine if we could develop a better solution ourselves. After months of searching and much to our elation, we found BlackStump Technologies in Australia. Their technology suite is far superior to anything else currently on the market, and their technology is proven in some of the harshest environments in the world. The Australian expression ‘Beyond the Black Stump’ means it is an extremely isolated place, remote from populated areas; in the middle of nowhere. This is a perfect name because the technology developed by their parent company Heuch works off-grid in places that you could otherwise never get power. Heuch has engineered refrigeration and environmental controls since 1970. These technology solutions enable us to provide rapidly deployable shipping container solutions to help solve the issues of energy, refrigeration, clean water, food hygiene, sanitation, medical storage, and cold supply chain.

PARTNERSHIP

BlackStump is supported by its international distribution and manufacturing partners to help reduce global carbon emissions via its solar containerized technology suite. ROXBOX has entered a licensing agreement for the manufacturing and distribution of BlackStump products in the U.S market. This allows both of our organizations to do what we do best; it allows BlackStump to continue to create and innovate rapidly deployable solar containers, and it allows our team to do what we do best to manufacture innovative, high-quality containers that solve problems. With over two decades of experience in the shipping container industry, ROXBOX has become the subject matter experts in developing creative solutions for the nation’s modular needs. Our dedication to product development and innovation has resulted in broad product lines ranging from mobile infrastructure, off-grid disaster relief, and mobile healthcare facilities. We look forward to working hard to become the leading solution for solar deployable energy and solar cold storage in the U.S. 

BLACKSTUMP TECHNOLOGIES

Purpose is to improve the circumstances of individuals, communities, and organizations through the provision of our solar-powered refrigeration and energy technologies which can be rapidly deployed in remote, off-grid, and urban environments.

Black Stump Technologies mobile solutions assist companies to lessen their environmental impact, empower individuals and communities to change their economic and social circumstances, and support organizations seeking to support people in times of their greatest need. Our technology solutions enable us to provide rapidly deployable solutions to the issues of energy, refrigeration, clean water, food hygiene, sanitation, medical storage, and cold supply chain. Black Stump Technologies’ mission is to provide 100% solar-powered mobile refrigeration and energy technologies. Rapidly deployed, not only to urban locations but beyond the black stump to remote areas that may not be easily accessible.

PRODUCT SUITE
  • Solar Shipping Container Power Generators
  • Solar Refrigerated Shipping Containers
  • Solar Shipping Container Freezers (potential for vaccine distribution)
  • Solar Shipping Container Ice Makers
  • Solar Shipping Container Water Purifiers
  • Solar Shipping Container Medical Storage
  • Solar Shipping Container Morgues
INDUSTRIES
  • Aid & Development
  • Agriculture & aquaculture
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction & Mining
  • Defense
  • Disaster Relief
  • Government
  • Events
  • First Responders
  • Morgues

ROXBOX Containers 20' HELIOS Solar shipping container refrigeration unit.
Inside cooler view of ROXBOX Containers 20' HELIOS Solar shipping container refrigeration unit.
Inside cooler view of ROXBOX Containers 20' HELIOS Solar shipping container refrigeration unit.

ROXBOX Containers shipping container patio built for Odell Brewing Co. in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado.

Outdoor Patios Made Out of Shipping Containers for a COVID-19 Winter

RoxBox Containers introduces a new and innovative way to ensure restaurants and events can operate through the pandemic winter with shipping container outdoor patios. 

Based in Denver, CO, RoxBox has been creating beautiful and innovative spaces out of shipping containers for years. Having worked with numerous food and beverage concepts with our other containerized solutions for kitchens and bars, we wanted to help our restaurateur and event friends with a better solution than Chinese-made plastic tents.

Per a recent 9News article & video:

In July, the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) asked 170 restaurants if they think they will still be open in six months. 65% said they were not sure.

“We’re extremely worried about what winter looks like,” CRA’s President and CEO Sonia Riggs said. “Some restaurants are going to do whatever they can to take advantage of that outdoor seating as long as possible, and others just say they don’t know whether it’s worth it or not.”

Sonia Riggs

Let’s try and make sure more restaurant shutdowns don’t happen here in Colorado!
Introducing the PatioBox:

PatioBox comes in 4 different models with numerous upgrade options like roof-top decks:

  • X-Large  – 2×40’HC double-door containers modified & combined to create maximum space with multiple openings, lights + electrical, heaters, and 3 glass roll-up doors
  • Large – 2×40’HC containers combined w/ openings, lights + electrical, and heaters
  • Medium – 1×40’HC double-door container w/ lights + electrical and heaters
  • Small – 1×20’HC container w/ two openings, lights + electrical and heaters

PatioBox allows for a heated and rad space with circulation to allow for continued revenue through the winter even with COVID-19 restrictions. By adhering to CDPHE guidelines, we’ve created multiple different temporary outdoor patio models with heaters that will fit in innumerable spaces and allow for continued operation through winter – plus they look way cooler than a tent. These structures can ultimately be integrated into a more long-term development plan and have optional roof-top decks.

We also have other Food & Beverage shipping container units to combat COVID-19 barriers:

  • Bars
  • Kitchens
  • Pick-Up/Delivery Kiosks

Certain PatioBox models are available for rent/lease and we also offer financing for those interested in purchasing. For a limited time, we will be supporting local organizations by offering discounts/ lowering prices – the struggle is real and we’re trying to help.

There will only be a limited number of PatioBox units available. 

Winter is coming…

 

The Block Distilling Company custom shipping container patio seating area built by ROXBOX Containers.
The Block Distilling Company custom shipping container patio seating area built by ROXBOX Containers.
The Block Distilling Company custom shipping container patio seating area built by ROXBOX Containers.
ROXBOX Containers shipping container patio built for Odell Brewing Co. in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado.
ROXBOX Containers shipping container patio built for Odell Brewing Co. in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado.
Inside Odell Brewing Co.'s custom shipping container patio in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado, built by ROXBOX Containers.
Custom mural on Odell Brewing Co.'s custom shipping container patio in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado, built by ROXBOX Containers.

ROXBOX Containers Shipping Container Bar at Smuttynose Brewing Company Beer Garden at Tuscan Village

Now on Tap: RoxBox BeerCan Brings the Container Bar Trend to Life

Meet The BeerCan Container Bar

RoxBox is reimagining the classic bar and beer garden to create an immersive drinking experience. Today’s crowd wants unique brews and they want their drinking experiences to be just that: experiences. How do you get the edge you need to pull in customers? How do you address COVID concerns and create an outdoor bar experience?

Sometimes the best way to think outside the box is to transform the box itself. That’s what BeerCan is all about: a pioneering shipping container bar that’s been refined over the past 3 years to create a badass and efficient bar.

The Benefits of an Awesome Container Bar

No matter what event you have on the horizon – or if you’re looking for a turn-key beer garden solution for your brewery, bar, or restaurant – a great CONEX bar has everything you need to make it a success, starting with a few top benefits.

1. Options Galore

It doesn’t get much more customizable than the BeerCan. You can take the container bar anywhere. You can install it in almost any location. Its cooling system will work with either grid-connected power, solar power, or a generator.

From multiple serving windows, sinks, multiple containers for a custom layout, speakers, TVs, different bar tops and barbacks, and painted or branded to your preference  – there are numerous options that RoxBox can build to create your own custom shipping container bar.

No container bar is complete without the optional rooftop deck for a VIP area or to set up a socially distant DJ or band.

You can also easily add in the ability to serve liquor to create a full-service shipping container bar. And with multiple serving windows, this container bar creates efficiencies to allow you to serve hundreds of guests per hour. 

2. Attention-Grabbing Designs

If you’re heading to a festival or another big event, chances are that you’ll be one of the dozens of beer options for customers to choose from. Gone are the days of warm beer with copious foam out of a jockey box. The BeerCan is the perfect way to stand out among all the lowly tents and coolers. Customers will happily pass up a foamy beer from a tub of ice for your tap-fresh brews. 

3. Built-in Walk-in Cooler

If you’re selling beer out of a tent, ice is just about your only way to keep it cool. It’s heavy and messy and it takes up way too much space.

BeerCan’s proprietary self-cooling capabilities let you skip all that hassle. No more ice or jockey boxes. Just perfectly chilled beer on tap in your own shipping container taproom w/ your preferred size walk-in cooler keeping your beer and booze at whatever temperature you desire.

Combine the sustainable methodology of the upcycled shipping container with our patent-pending solar-powered refrigeration system to create an off-grid and fully sustainable bar like no one has ever seen or experienced.

4. Proven ROI

With enough thirsty patrons, the BeerCan generates sales within days that cover the cost of the unit. Social distancing orders have forced many to reimagine the guest experience and move them outside so take advantage of this change and create significant revenue in your parking lot, unused land, or backlot.

An experience in and of itself, this shipping container bar creates engaged guests that will make your brand the talk of the town (and social media). Set up Beer Pong on your roof-top deck and watch as guests create viral content around your custom shipping container bar. 

Case Study

Joyride Brewing Company was able to sell through over 60 kegs for a whopping $55,000 worth of beer in only 6 hours with nearly zero waste using the extremely efficient BeerCan container bar. They paid for the cost of their bar with one event! 

Taking the Container Bar Trend to Your Customers

If you’re looking for a new way to make your next event easier and more successful, it doesn’t get better than the BeerCan container bar. For breweries, bars, and restaurants looking at establishing an outdoor drinking area or beer garden, there’s no better solution than an innovative and sustainable shipping container bar from RoxBox Containers. To get the details for yourself, get a free quote for a BeerCan of your own or check out our rental options.

We hope the BeerCan can help you move more booze and make you more revenue in these tough times.

Custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers for Two Parts Denver.
:eft Hand Brewing Company custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
ROXBOX Containers Shipping Container Bar built or Two Parts Denver
ROXBOX Containers Shipping Container Bar at Smuttynose Brewing Company Beer Garden at Tuscan Village
ROXBOX Containers custom shipping container bar with walk-in cooler and tap system built for Smuttynose Brewing Co.