Prolectric Acquires the Solatainer Solar Generator
Tuesday 02 April 2019 | News
Prolectric has become the UK’s first specialist single-source supplier for renewable light and power with the acquisition of the Solatainer® and Solarwedge® off-grid temporary power systems. The Prolectric acquisition includes all Solatainer assets and intellectual property.
The Solatainer is the UK's first autonomous solar-powered off-grid generator and has a proven track record in use at more than 50 sites in the rail and construction sectors nationwide.
The acquisition supports Prolectric's vision to provide everything our customers need to end their reliance on diesel and operate a "Site of the Future" using renewable power and light.
Already, the acquisition has made it much easier for contractors to source a rapidly-expanding range of renewable energy equipment from Prolectric to reduce their fuel costs, on-site noise, NOx, PM and carbon emissions on highways, rail and infrastructure projects.
The Solatainer delivers up to 25kW of reliable, on-demand off-grid power. Modelled on a standard 20ft shipping container, the Solatainer’s array of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels charges on-board lithium ion or deep-cycle lead acid battery storage, with a diesel generator providing only occasional back-up power. Fuel usage is reduced by 80% compared to a conventional diesel generator.
“The Solatainer generator complements our temporary solar lighting range, which includes the ProLight™, ProTrack™ and the ProTemp™," said Chris Williams, Managing Director of Prolectric Ltd. "Both technologies deliver low- or zero-in-use carbon emissions and are usually needed on the same construction and rail welfare compounds. Both also dramatically reduce the noise nuisance of diesel generators close to residential areas, especially during night-time working.
"We've listened to our customers and we know they would prefer a 100% reliable, renewable energy on-site operation that is sourced, delivered and set up through a single supplier, and available via direct hire or cross-hire as they require."
As part of the agreement, Stuart Thomas and Jamie Morris, who invented and developed the Solatainer, will continue to be responsible for overseeing its manufacture from its production facility in South Wales.
The Solatainer is immediately available to Prolectric customers. Please contact us and we will be delighted to provide you with further information.