Reasons why renting over purchasing power solutions is better for the environment

Renting Power Solution


Being climate-conscious and sustainable is not only the most responsible thing to do, it is also good for one’s balance sheet. One of the easiest ways to adopt a sustainable approach is by renting your power solutions equipment. So you not only end up saving money but the environment too. Need more convincing? Here are some helpful points that can help:

  1. Reduced Carbon Footprint- The impact on your carbon footprint begins right from the purchasing and manufacturing process. Right from manufacturing to transporting to installation, the environment is impacted. Considering the fact that this is multiplied across all companies, then the environmental impact becomes more direct. Add to the fact that when the equipment lies unused, it deteriorates. When the equipment is finally used, it ends up requiring a higher power input, thus growing your carbon footprint. Renting, on the other hand, reduces the overall number of machines being made, purchased, and used, thus reducing carbon emissions. Renting equipment is also the latest model, thus requiring lower power input. 
  2. Energy-efficient machinery- Reducing one’s energy consumption not only saves on bills but is good for the environment too. This is precisely why the latest generator technology is energy efficient, consuming less fuel for more power output. However, one can’t simply keep up with the new technologies by purchasing them! This is where renting comes in. You get to employ the latest technologies and save your energy bills. 
  3. Less wasteful expenditure- As we saw above, purchasing equipment comes with a huge carbon impact. Now add to that the upkeep, the housing, the repairs, and you have spent a significant amount of money and acquired a huge carbon footprint. Renting your power equipment helps mitigate this to quite an extent. Consider that at the end of the lifecycle, the equipment will go to a scrapyard or be sold for parts and you will realize how big a burden this will be on the environment in the long term.
  4. Minimizing Inventory storage problems- The more appliances you purchase, the more space you will require to store them when they are not in use. The more storage space one builds the less land there will be for wildlife and trees. When you rent power generator equipment, you don’t have to create a space of your own as the rental company takes care of it. Once your requirement is over, the equipment will be stored at the rental company’s storage at their cost till it is rented out again. 
  5. Sustainable to use a single machine, as compared to new equipment- As discussed above, switching to the latest technology as soon as it comes out is neither fiscally nor environmentally responsible. With renting, you can be assured of the latest technology even if the equipment is not brand new. 


So there we are. Five reasons why renting is more sustainable. But who to rent from? and  Why? Energia of course! For nearly a decade Energia has been providing quality power/welding/lighting/cooling solutions to its customers and helping them walk the path of sustainability. Our products are effective and efficient and we also provide power generation equipment that uses renewable power sources instead of traditional diesel. So the next time you need a generator, think of the environment and rent instead of buying!

Things to keep in mind while purchasing or renting a Lighting Tower


Portable lighting has come a long way from lanterns on a stick or even torches. Nowadays, those requiring a portable lighting solution usually pick tower lights or lighting towers. These high-intensity groups of LEDs or metal halide bulbs, powered by a combustion engine or Solar Energy come together to illuminate the site of requirement. Their portable nature makes them ideal for use in a wide variety of situations such as construction, mining, military, event, film set, etc. Even if they are not being used for the main application, they can also be used as a backup in case of power cuts or unexpected cloudy weather. Considering purchasing or renting these high-intensity outdoor illuminating solutions? Here are a few things that you should consider.

Coverage area

The coverage area should be foremost in your mind. The light coverage area is calculated in square meters or lux (lumens per square meter). The standard coverage of the modern towering lights usually goes from 500 square meters up to 5000 square meters depending upon the number of lights and the tower length. The more the coverage, the more the generator power requirement which is measured in kilowatt (kW) or kilo volt-ampere (k VA). Determining this will help you make your decision.

Noise generation

Do you need to install the tower lights in a noise restriction zone? Then a lighting tower that runs on diesel or LPG gas would be the best bet as they are the quietest. For those with other noise, concerns can easily rent the lighting tower of their choice from Energia. 


Portability isn’t about easy transportation alone but if the tower lights can be easily positioned at a required place and angle/direction. Do the tower lights comes with wheels, stabilizers, and a tow hitch? If yes, then positioning, loading, and transportation will be a very easy task for everyone involved. The best tower lights though are the ones that also come with forklift slots. No matter your portability requirement. Energia has you covered. 

The site regulations

As tower lights may be used in various environments, the renter will need to be cautious as to use the right bulb at the right time and place. This is because there are restrictions and precautions in the type of bulbs one gets to use on certain sites. For example, metal halide bulbs may not be used in a gaseous environment to prevent fire. This problem can be easily solved by switching to LED bulbs even though metal halide bulbs are the most cost-effective high-power solution.

Fuel efficiency

For those working in a remote location or a site with fuel scarcity or even highly-priced fuel, renting a lighting tower with excellent fuel efficiency is a must. This way you not only save money on fuel but also its transportation and storage costs. 

No matter your need, be rest assured that Energia has you covered. You can easily pick and choose from a wide range of tower lights to match your coverage, fuel, and light coverage requirements. With towers that are designed for the most extreme environments, from deserts to the frozen Tundra to towers that provide you 360-degree light we have just the right thing for your needs.