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The Difference Between kW and kVA

Generator size is measured in kilovolt-amperes (kVA), but as kVA isn’t a widely known term outside of the generator industry, it can be confusing to identify which size you require.

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The Ultimate Guide To Talking to Climate Sceptics

In spite of the overwhelming amount of facts supporting climate change, there are still numerous climate sceptics who strongly believe that the entire concept is a worldwide conspiracy that has no solid foundations. These people often respond aggressively when discussing matters related to global warming and climate change.

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Top 30 Environmental Blogs of 2016 (so far)

The easiest way to stay up to date with the latest ecology and environment news is reading environmental blogs. They will provide you with the latest eco news in a way that will help you absorb the information with ease.

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Winter Home Energy Saving Tips

The autumn and winter months can be a bit of a shock to the system once the summer season is finally over. After the clocks go back and the nights start to get darker earlier, this is usually the time the temperature starts to drop and households use more heating and power.

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The Benefits of Generator Operated Mobile Welfare Units

Mobile welfare units provide warmth and shelter for construction workers, they’re compact, easily towed to site and are normally powered by diesel generators. Take a welfare unit to site with you and it has a number of benefits, some of which are listed here.

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Are We Better Equipped for Winters in 2015?

As the sun shines and we head into the first week of October 2015 it seems hard to imagine cold, freezing, and what could only be classed as arctic weather in the UK right now.

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False Facts About Diesel Generators That Everyone Thinks Are True

As one of the UK’s leading providers of power hire solutions, we’ve heard just about every single fact about generators you could imagine. Some facts are true, others are totally wide of the mark, to clear up any misconceptions you might have about generators, we thought we’d cover the most misguided facts and natural assumptions people make about portable power.

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Summer Storms Cause Power Outs

Wow! How hot has it been lately? We’re pretty sure most of the nation has been looking forward to a warmer spell of weather, but what we couldn’t have anticipated is July 1st being the hottest day since records began.

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Nepal Quake Zone Receives Emergency Generators

Like millions of viewers across the globe, we watched in horror at the impact and after-effects of the Nepal earthquake two weeks ago and today, as we write this news article on 12th May, another major quake has been reported in the region, measuring a magnitude of 7.3 on the scale.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Electricity (Infographic)

Electricity. We use it so much, in every facet of our lives, that it's easy at times to forget just what a scientific marvel it is. Let's take a look at a few easily overlooked facts about electricity and take a moment to appreciate all that it's done to improve our lives.

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The Real Cost of Running Your Home with Electricity

Your home is reliant on electricity. If the power fails an emergency generator will ensure you have temporary power until the mains connection is re-established, it’ll keep your electrical appliances running and provide you with plenty of light at night.

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Diesel Generators Help to Save Lives

It’s bad enough being confined to hospital when you feel poorly so can you image how miserable you would feel if there was a blackout during your trip to A&E?

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Top causes of electrical incidents around the house

Everyone knows electricity can kill but that doesn’t stop the average household taking unnecessary risks when it comes to domestic electric supplies. The risk of shock, fire and fatalities is a genuine concern and these are the common causes of electrical incidents around the home.

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Simple Operating Advice for Portable Generators

A portable generator is a useful device if you require power in a remote area. Plug electrical appliances into the generator, power it up and you can bathe areas in light, provide heat, or run essential equipment without the need for a permanent electrical supply.

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How Low Will Fuel Prices Go?

The oil price plunge continues and this is good news for motorists and anybody that is running standby or emergency generators.

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National Grid Takes Emergency Measures this Winter

We’ve just read an interesting report in The Telegraph.. According to their energy editor, the National Grid is taking emergency measures to prevent the possibility of blackouts this winter.

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Electric Hot Spots in Your Kitchen

Worried about the rising cost of electricity? So are we at Generator Power, this is a real concern for anyone that has household bills to pay. Kitchens in particular are a huge drain on energy reserves. This is one area packed with electrical items, all drawing power from the national grid.

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SMART households save money

The Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) released some interesting data recently. They have been monitoring domestic and business customers for a 2-year period, analysing electric consumption using smart meters as part of the project.

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Tariff types explained

As the UK is braces itself for the onslaught of winter it’s not a bad time to consider switching electricity tariffs if you haven’t already done so.

Stick with the same old tariff each year and you could be wasting money, do a price comparison though and there are plenty of savings to be made.

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Generator Rental: What Is It Used For?

Emergency generator rental is often provided through an industrial energy solution business like ourselves. The reason the generator is rented though, varies. There are 3 common uses for an emergency generator.

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Staying Safe at Christmas

Well it’s nearly that time of year again guys and we’re not sure where the months have gone at Generator Power. Looking back, this has been a busy 12 months but a productive one and like most of the nation, we’re looking forward to spending the jolly holidays with our nearest and dearest.

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Facts you might not know about the biggest diesel engine in the world

We like to think our generators have some of the most reliable and efficient diesel engines in the market at the moment. We source our sets from Atlas Copco, they’re a global leader in the generator industry with over 130 years’ experience and they have never let us, or our customers down.

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Why a Multi-Megawatt Package Makes Stacks of Sense

There’s no denying large-capacity generators are big power sources, you can’t fail to notice how much room they take up on site.

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Why Emergency Power is Vital for the Survival of Your Business

Imagine the devastation a power outage would cause to your company, how long would you be able to last if all the power shut down?

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Times When You’ll Be Glad You’ve Got a Generator

We have a number of generators ready to hire in an emergency at Generator Power and provide a rapid 24/7 response for your peace of mind. You never think you’ll need an emergency generator so we wrote the following to give you examples of natural disasters that can wipe out power.

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Portable or Standby – Which Generator Should You Choose?

the perfect solution to provide backup power in an emergency situation.

You’ll find standby generators installed in large institutes like hospitals, universities, hotels and other buildings where power outages can cause problems. Plus portable generators provide emergency power to domestic homes.

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Times When You Might Need Portable Power

Generators are powered by petrol or diesel fuel. This fuel powers a small motor and the motor converts the power into electric energy. You can plug a cable into the generator and you’ve got power whenever you like.

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A Quick Guide to Buying a Used Generator

If you’ve hired a generator and decided that purchasing one is something you would like to do then there are a few things to consider, especially when buying used.

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