Emergency Generator Sales

Solent Power specialise in emergency power for business and homes across the UK. We work directly with a variety of leading generator manufacturers in the UK and Europe as an authorised dealer to be able to deliver bespoke emergency power solutions for you.

If you are looking to protect yourself from power cuts, we can support you from the beginning to the end with bespoke advice, supply of quality standby generators, installation and ongoing generator servicing.

Solent Power Emergency Generator sales

Emergency Generators we stock at Solent Power

At Solent Power we work with a range of quality generator manufacturers that can provide units suitable for emergency power applications at great prices. We do not tie ourselves to one brand, which means that we can provide a number of options for you to choose what suits you and make sure you get the best deal. We stock a collection of portable generators for next day delivery and some small standby generators too.
emergency generator sales and services

Emergency generator services and maintenance

If you already own emergency power equipment, we also provide fixed price service and maintenance for all brands of generators such as Teksan, Himoinsa, CPS, Pramac and Hyundai generators. Our team supports our customers with dedicated rapid response times to ensure if power is lost we can support them with our in-house generator specialists. All new standby generators that we supply come with the first service free when a service contract is purchased as part of the sale or installation.

Why buy an emergency generator from us?

Buying a generator is a big investment. We believe that like every other large purchase in life, such as cars, clothes or phones, information and advice should be accessible to enable customers to make informed decisions. So it is our mission to share information freely and provide honest support to the market.

By having flexibility of what equipment we can supply and skilled electrical engineers, we can offer a choice of equipment and solutions and provide everything you need to make an informed decision that you are confident with for your emergency power equipment purchase.

Emergency Generator FAQ's

An emergency generator, also known as a standby generator or backup power, is designed to start up automatically and transfer power to your building in the event of a power outage or power cut. Emergency power equipment is essential when your grid power fails such as natural disasters, adverse weather or a storm. Having a backup generator can keep your equipment running and support services such as essential appliances, phone, and other home comforts such as heating and lighting.
For business property, emergency standby power generators are important to protect your operations, customers, security, life safety and production. Home backup generators are increasingly popular in high end properties, too. More and more homeowners are realising the benefit of installing home generator systems, to provide power in the event of blackouts caused by power cuts and natural disasters. Emergency power equipment is essential when your grid power fails such as natural disasters, adverse weather or a storm. Having a backup generator can keep your equipment running and support services such as essential appliances, phone, and other home comforts such as heating and lighting.
Most emergency standby power generators are diesel for reliability and can be configured to start and transfer automatically.
An ATS can detect when mains power is compromised and will disconnect it before sending a signal to the generator to switch on. This saves valuable time, is safer and is ideal for generators that are not easily accessible.

If you are powering your whole house we would suggest checking the size of your incoming fuse or breaker for an idea of maximum demand in Amps. You can get an idea of the size of generator required by reducing this number by 75% as it is highly likely not drawing full load.

For an average 3-4 bedroom house with an 80A incoming fuse, a 15kVA genset may be suitable: 80A incoming fuse – x 0.75 = 60A 60A x 230V = 13.8 kW

An emergency power generator receives a start signal from a separate electrical control panel called an automatic changeover unit or ATS. The genset has an internal starting battery that cranks the engine and gets it running and producing a rapid response for the backup power supply.
An emergency power generator is usually located external to the building and supplied with fuel from its internal tank. They can also be located inside the property, but installation becomes more expensive and complicated due to the need for room ventilation and exhaust ducting requirements.
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