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Powering the future: Our ongoing commitment to renewable energy

At Generator Power, we understand how vital it is to protect the environment and preserve the planet for future generations. Over the past few years, we’ve invested heavily in research and development, to help us implement green initiatives and provide our customers with a range of sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional diesel generators.

In this article, we take a closer look at some of our success stories and see how our commitment to renewable energy is helping our customers cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

Success stories

Over the last few years, we’ve implemented a number of eco-friendly temporary power solutions for customers up and down the country. With our expert knowledge and years of experience, we’ve been able to supply reliable, uninterrupted power without harming the environment. Here are a few examples:

Emergency power

At a remote site in Mid-Wales, we were tasked with installing a custom-built solar hybrid generator to support the local emergency services. This comprised a battery storage unit, 60kva generator, 2,000-litre fuel tank and two separate 3kw solar arrays. In the first month alone, the new setup drastically reduced running costs and saved over 24,844kg of CO2. In total, the generator ran for 888 hours in its first four weeks – a whopping 887 hours and 48 minutes of which were powered by solar energy. As a result, fuel consumption – 760 litres in the previous month – dropped to zero.

Keeping the party going

It was a similar story at CarFest. In July this year, the family fundraising festival, created by Chris Evans, hired us to power their annual event in Cheshire. With more than ten years’ experience supplying generators for outdoor events, we quickly came up with a robust, environmentally-friendly solution. We set them up with an Atlas Copco ZBP45 battery storage unit, which delivered continuous power for some 624 hours – the equivalent of 26 days. In that time, the generator operated for a mere 60 hours, with the battery unit providing silent power for the majority of the event – an impressive 563 hours. This constituted a 90% reduction in generator running time and a CO2 saving of 15,776kg.

Renewable energy and fuel management

Renewable energy is at the heart of our business. As part of our ongoing pledge to protect the environment and supply our customers with sustainable temporary power solutions, we recently switched to HVO fuel. By using this FAME-free renewable fuel in place of regular diesel, we’ve been able to slash our greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90%.

As our account manager, Jay Morrow explains, “As a progressive, forward-thinking organisation, we’re dedicated to improving the environment and providing sustainable solutions for ourselves and our customers. We take our social and environmental responsibilities extremely seriously, and through our various green initiatives, we endeavour to do all we can to make the world a better place.”

Creating a brighter future

Following our successes in Mid-Wales and at CarFest this year, we intend to continue to supply our customers with bespoke, eco-friendly temporary and emergency power hire. In fact, we’re already in the process of implementing similar hybrid solutions at a number of new locations, including Creamfields, The Green Man Festival and an RAF base in Devon. We’re also currently trialling wind turbines, with the ultimate goal of harvesting natural power 24 hours a day.

As a company, we’re always exploring new and innovative ways to deliver the best possible service to our customers, while creating a cleaner, greener future for us all.

For more information about our green initiatives get in touch today and speak to one of our generator hire experts.