Your power is our priority
If you prefer a ‘hands off’ approach and would like your entire project taken care of, we can offer a comprehensive service including:
If you have your own electricians and builders, it can sometimes be simpler to manage some parts of your generator installation project yourself.
We are happy to work with you in as little capacity as required to help you achieve your standby generator installation.
We will spend some time to help you understand your new generator installation and show you how to make basic checks and how to operate it from the controller.
We will provide you with all the equipment manuals and drawings and a handy checksheet that explains how to operate and take care of your new generator.
There are so many factors that can affect the cost of a complete generator installation such as:
Size and specification of the generator – standard canopy or custom canopy?
Building work or groundworks required – Concrete slab needed? Walls removed?
Length, size and route of generator cabling – underground ducting or cable ladder or tray?
Type of operation – Automatic change over or manual changeover
Fuel tank required – Longer run times may require additional fuel tanks.
Location – indoor installation will require ventilation and exhaust works
As a general rule of thumb for how much a generator costs full installed, for a three phase unit you can expect to pay approx. £2.50- £3.00 per kVA. E.g A 100kVA standby diesel generator installation will be around £20-30k.
Simple solutions that require less power can be inexpensive, such as having a mobile 6-10kVA generator that connects via a manual changeover switch and plug and extension. This type of solution can be under £5k in total.
Diesel generators range in price and start from around £5k for a 10kvA unit, and go up to around £50k for a 500kVA diesel generator.
Being proudly independent suppliers, we choose to work with only the best leading generator brands.
Some brands are better for different applications, so we always consider various factors when suggesting or recommending particular products, rather than offering what is easiest for us or the cheapest option always.
For example Caterpillar generators in our opinion are the best products for prime power applications where frequent long running periods for powering machinery is required.
JCB and Pramac generators have good quality and value rental generator products, with lots of variety in their specifications, so we like to offer these for mobile diesel generators or generators used for temporary events and trailer mounted generators.
We often get asked to supply a Yanmar generator, or a Perkins generator due to the engine brand reputation so both Himoinsa and Teksan have been ideal for our clients. Both of these brands also come fully standby ready with battery chargers, jacket water heaters and remote start connections.
It is not always required to have backup power for your whole house or business.
Generator size and installation costs can be reduced by only powering your essential or critical loads.
One way this can be done is by splitting your consumer unit or switchboard into two separate boards, with only the essential loads located in one board.
This way the generator can be switched as an alternative feed into your essential board only.
This means you can reduce your generator size, but in the event of a power cut you will lose your non-important loads or equipment.
The best way to determine the right type of generator installation for your home or business is to arrange a site survey, where we can discuss your circumstances and look at what options you have.
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