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Celebrating Solar Success

27 August 2019

Following the successful uptake of our solar pod units up and down the country, we have introduced a series of awards which are designed to recognise the efforts of companies who are demonstrating the benefits of bringing solar powered sites to the forefront of our industry.  

So, without further ado…the ‘Best Performing Solar Site of the Month’ (July) goes to the Skanska MWH Balfour Beatty Site Thames Water JV in Oxford.

Michael Robbins, Nixon Hire UK Divisional Manager (Renewables) commented, “We are pleased to present this award to the Thames Water JV. The Thames Water site, has won the award thanks to figures which showed the site successfully ran on free solar energy and batteries for 95% throughout July, saving 7 tonnes in carbon equivalent. This was possible through the JV’s use of Nixon Hire’s solar pod and the impressive statistics have been returned from the remote diagnostics which our customers and Renewables Division have access to.

This is a great demonstration of the solar pods’ capabilities. Harvesting the sun’s free energy and using solar to power a site of this size whilst dramatically reducing noise pollution, CO2 emissions and fuel costs associated with a traditional diesel generator.

Simon Cox, Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing of SMB JV added, “Solar Pods should be considered on all sites like this, they’re a viable alternative and we should start using them more and more

Presentation of Best Performing Solar Site in July for Thames Water from Nixon Hire

Environmental Advisor Saleem Saeed (left) presenting the award to Simon Cox, Head of Safety Health Environment and Wellbeing at SMB JV (right).  

Nixon Hire is proud to be a leader of innovation, and with our experience and expertise gained from over 50 years of trading we are committed to constantly improving the products we offer to our customers. As a result of this we are bringing more products to the market that are packed with the latest technology, are cost efficient and kinder to the environment. Find out more about our solar products currently available to hire here:

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