South Africa’s energy woes are becoming increasingly problematic and we are heading into unchartered territory. Instead of sticking your head in the sand and hoping things will get better, now is the perfect time to become more self-reliant and to think about alternative power solutions for your construction site.

Now you probably don’t rely completely on the national power grid for your construction site project, especially as a lot of construction sites operate with a temporary power setup. So most of the more conventional options might not work for you, such as a fixed energy solution which is not ideal for those who are moving around a lot.

When it comes to choosing the right kind of solution, you first need to know your needs. If you are not in need of a huge amount of energy all the time, you can opt for a smaller and more affordable energy option, while if you are in need of permanent power throughout the time that you are building, a bigger solution will be necessary. You also need to think about where your site is as well as the type of equipment you will be using, such as power tools. Finally, the budget is so important. As you know, electricity no matter how it is provided, is expensive and so you really need to factor in just how much you are willing to spend on it.

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Electricity Options

As soon as you know what you need and how much you are willing to pay for it, you can start browsing your options and find something that works for you.

  1. The Power Grid

The whole idea of this is to help you find power alternatives, so mentioning the grid might not be what you were expecting. But if you are working on a smaller project or if you are not in need of consistent power, using the national grid is not a terrible idea. Loadshedding is terrible for business but it can be worked around if you are not in need of regular power in huge amounts.

  1. The Temp Solar Installation

In a country with an abundance of sunlight, having a temporary or portable solar setup could just be the key to your energy needs. Besides the initial down payment which can be quite hefty, such systems are known for producing a great deal of energy, to such an extent that they pay for themselves.

  1. The Fuel Generator

It is not the most pleasant sound and with fuel prices running away from consumer pockets, having to fill a generator to have a supply of power is just about as expensive as using the grid. And what if fuel were to become unavailable for a period of time? But the negatives aside, a fuel generator is a quick and straightforward solution to the problem, and for now it is a reliable idea.

If you are looking for more advice about construction site energy or construction equipment in general, you can get in touch with the team at Fast Pulse today. Our knowledge and our machinery will help you get ahead with your project.