M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions invest in solar pods

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Solar Pods

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, a part of M Group Services, has invested in a number of solar pods that will reduce carbon emissions, noise and fuel use on operational sites

The AJC solar pod is a hybrid solar power generator. They were commissioned as part of M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions’ remit to support the group’s multiple operating businesses that deliver essential infrastructure services within the UK’s water, energy, transport and telecommunication sectors.

The pods are designed to substantially reduce harmful airborne emissions and significantly lower fuel bills by harvesting the sun’s energy to provide free sustainable power to a site.

To secure uninterrupted power, the solar pods are fitted with a super-silenced back-up diesel generator.

The solar pod’s 30kW output is automatically managed and facilitates the seamless power distribution within the pod between the large solar panels, large battery banks and the back-up generator.

A cleaner environment and lower fuel costs

Mark Hamilton, director of operations for M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, said: “Our people work in every environment, from the busiest urban areas, to the remotest, and we recognise that minimising our environmental impact is a priority.

“We are continually looking to identify new ways of helping us to achieve this important objective and the investment we have made in these solar pods are just one example of our ever-growing awareness of how we can address our carbon footprint and emission output as a group.

“We’re delighted with the environmental and commercial benefits that the pods have already delivered and we look forward to utilising them across further client contracts across the group in the future.”

AJC national account manager, Mark Samuel, added: “We were extremely pleased to learn that the trials of our solar pods were completed successfully and that M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions have chosen to make this investment.”

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