Your power is our priority
Every business has a downside associated with power loss. If you lose your power to a building – from a storm, a planned outage, or the main distribution equipment failing – there’s always a downside, so there’s a real need for all businesses to have emergency power equipment in place.
This equipment means that when mains power is lost, the emergency power equipment such as the generators and UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) keep the business systems and servers running during the mains outage.
This is essential to prevent production and operational losses and potential risks to safety and customer service.
We design and supply bespoke emergency power backup systems for businesses to protect them from mains loss. From the consultancy to the procurement of the equipment, along with the generator service and maintenance, everything is tailor-made for the individual or business.
We are transparent with everything that we do. We share as much knowledge as we can about our field to inform people openly and honestly about our service offering.
We’re going through a transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy – it’s about trying to find that balance between realistically delivering power and price, whilst also trying our best to be sustainable in everything that we do. It’s a big challenge for our industry.
The reality is everyone’s relying on diesel and gas generators, and any large power is coming from fossil fuels. But we’re trying to position ourselves and make choices that try and reduce our impact.
We supply cleaner fuels like gas-to-liquid and HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil). We can supply stage five compliant engines that reduce emissions and electronic engines that use less fuel. For smaller power requirements we’ll always suggest using inverter generators because they can run slower and use less fuel.
New renewable technologies like electric vehicles, plant and machinery still need the power infrastructure in place so there’s an exciting opportunity to offer more renewable solutions in the future.
Developing people and support youth in our region is vitally important to us at Solent power. In the near future we aim to deliver apprenticeships and training in our field with Solent Power.
We think there are massive opportunities for young people in the sector because the way that people work has changed.
With people working remotely and the transmission of information in the digital age, we’re all relying heavily on data and back-end systems so it’s imperative that servers have secure backup power for business continuity – that’s really fuelling growth in this industry.
Electrical engineering first sparked the interest of Paul Phelps when he trained as an apprentice in power distribution. The technical experience he garnered enabled him to travel worldwide both as an engineering contractor and as a cruise ship electrician before living in Australia and working as a generator electrician.
Upon returning to the UK, Paul realised his ambition of starting his own power company, Solent Power, giving him a new sense of purpose. Now, the Mancunian is giving back not just power, but a dedication to championing his industry and supporting his local community.
Since founding Solent Power, Paul has engaged with local initiatives and charities, raised and donated thousands for causes such as suicide prevention, mental health support, cancer support and impoverished families and children.
As the business grows and expands he aims to make official company partnerships with hard working charities and community groups to continue to make a positive impact with Solent Power.
"The work I have done with charity and community has been an amazing experience. I raised £3000 for CALM for suicide prevention by doing a wing walk in 2021, and we're providing the generator hire for a local cancer charity event in Summer 2022.
People think that it's only big businesses that can work with charities, but even as a small business you can find the time and still make an impact."
"We're going through a transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy - it's trying to find that balance between realistically delivering power and price, whilst also trying our best to be sustainable in everything that we do."
"With people working remotely, we're all relying heavily on data and back-end systems so it's imperative that servers have secure backup power for business continuity - that's really fuelling growth in this industry."
Solent Power Ltd (Company Number 12622565) is a company registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is located at Unit 7 Mayflower Close, Chandler’s Ford Industrial Estate, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 4AR. VAT No. 363504018