What are the benefits of using solar hybrid generators on your construction site?


Post Written by Neil Jones

As the world strives towards sustainable practices, the construction industry is embracing renewable energy solutions to reduce its environmental footprint. Among these solutions, solar hybrid generators have gained significant popularity.

These innovative systems combine solar power with traditional generator technology to provide a reliable and efficient energy source for construction sites.

In this blog, we will explore the numerous benefits of using a solar hybrid generator on your construction site and how it can contribute to a greener and more cost-effective approach to powering your projects.

What is a solar hybrid generator?

A solar hybrid generator is a generator system that combines solar energy with other conventional energy sources, such as a battery powered generator. It is designed to provide a reliable and efficient power supply by utilising both renewable solar energy and conventional energy.

The purpose of a solar hybrid generator is to provide power to temporary locations and remote sites such as construction, railway, and roadwork sites.

6 benefits of using a solar hybrid generator on your construction site

1. Reduced Environmental Impact

One of the most prominent advantages of using a solar hybrid generator is its reduced environmental impact. Traditionally, diesel generators have been used to power construction sites. However, this type of generator is known for emitting harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases into the air. Over the years, this has contributed to increased air pollution and climate change.

In contrast, solar hybrid generators can harness clean and renewable energy from the sun and produce zero direct emissions during operation. By switching from diesel to a solar hybrid generator, construction sites can minimise their carbon footprint significantly, and contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment.

2. Cost Savings

Solar power is essentially free once a solar generator is installed, as it only relies on sunlight to generate electricity. Because there is no dependence on non-renewable energy sources, construction sites can in turn save significantly on fuel costs. Moreover, solar hybrid generators require less maintenance compared to diesel generators which further reduces any operating expenses over time.

While the initial investment for a solar hybrid generator may be higher than that of a traditional generator, the long-term cost savings make it a worthwhile investment. However, if you do not want to commit to purchasing a generator outright, leasing is a perfectly worthwhile option.

At SmartWatch Solutions, our solar hybrid generators can be leased on a project-by-project basis, so you only pay for the time you use the product onsite. Because of this, the cost savings associated with solar hybrid generators make them an economically viable option for construction sites in the long run.

3. Energy Independence and Flexibility

Construction sites are often faced with challenges such as grid access whilst in remote or developing areas. Solar hybrid generators offer a reliable and independent energy source, which eliminates the need for grid connectivity.

Solar generators can operate in most off-grid locations and help to ensure uninterrupted power supply for critical construction activities. Our solar hybrid generators are integrated with battery storage systems which allow any unused additional energy to be stored during the day and used at night or during cloudy weather. This flexibility ensures that construction sites have a continuous power supply whilst they are working, which enhances the overall efficiency of the construction site.

4. Reduced Noise Pollution

Construction sites are notorious for their noise pollution, especially in built up residential areas; traditional diesel generators have been major contributors to this problem.

Solar hybrid generators, on the other hand, operate almost silently. By harnessing energy from the sun, these generators eliminate the constant noise associated with diesel engines. In turn, this creates a quieter and focused work environment. This reduction in noise pollution can lead to increased productivity, improved worker satisfaction, and a better relationship with surrounding local communities.

5. Reliability

Diesel generators areĀ  vulnerable to failures whilst running for prolonged periods of time and during extreme weather conditions.

In comparison, solar hybrid generators are able to work reliably in these conditions, especially when the battery storage has the capacity to provide sufficient power when it is required.

How much power can a hybrid solar power generator create?

The amount of power a solar hybrid generator can create will depend on the size and number of solar panels you have access to. The ProPower Solar Hybrid Generator can increase power generation by over 30%.

Additionally, our solar hybrid generator uses in-built energy storage capabilities to store some of the energy generated by the solar panels for use on the site during periods of limited solar electricity production, such as at night. This ensures that work is never interrupted, no matter the time of day.

Why are solar hybrid generators important for your construction site?

The construction industry plays a significant role in global energy consumption and environmental impact. By using a solar hybrid generator, construction sites can take a significant step towards sustainability, reducing their carbon footprint, and minimising their reliance on fossil fuels.

Get in touch

If you would like to contact us to discuss leasing a solar hybrid generator for an upcoming project, you can email us at info@SmartWatchsolutions.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us on 0344 576 0221. Our team will be happy to help!


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