MHM continue to bring solar energy for generators, lighting, modular buildings, welfare facilities and site security applications.
In 2005 the Health and Safety Executive found that each year more than two hundred construction workers die from cancers caused by exposure to diesel fumes. This figure hasn’t yet been updated, even though much more has since been discovered about diesel’s toxic consequences. The London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory discovered that construction sites are responsible for approximately 7.5% of damaging nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, 8% of large particle emissions (PM10) and 14.5% of emissions of the most dangerous fine particles (PM2.5).
While a small amount of this (about 1%) is dust from site activities like demolition, most comes from the extensive use of diesel powered machinery such as generators, lighting and excavators etc.
Given these facts, it should be no surprise that progressive producers of construction equipment are seeking new ways to power their machinery.
One major supplier to the UK equipment hire industry, MHM, is already at the forefront in the use of renewables and non-fossil fuels. However, to continue their advance into using environmentally acceptable power, MHM has entered into a partnership with MIPV, a South Wales based manufacturer of innovative thin-film solar panels. MIPV is a division of the BIPV Group. The company was established in April 2015, following five years of collaborative research between Tata Steel LCRI (Low Carbon Research Institute) and Swansea University with support from the Welsh government.
This exclusive partnership is set to develop bespoke solutions to meet the sustainable energy needs of mobile welfare, site lighting and temporary security applications, using the unique and flexible thin film solar PV technology to generate the required power.
In 2020, MHM will become the global distributor for MIPV’s renewable solar thin-film CIGS technology in all of these market sectors. Using this flexible thin-film technology, solar in mobile applications is now set to become a reality.
Our aim is to limit and possibly eliminate the use of diesel entirely by concentrating on renewables, hybrid and battery powered systems. We believe that MIPV has made exactly the right product for the markets we supply.
Our commitment to the application of renewables is steadfast. We anticipate that the use of MIPV thin-film panels will help us achieve our ultimate goal of zero carbon efficiency.MHM Managing Director, Mat Llewellyn
MHM supplies their range of equipment throughout the UK and Ireland via its’ nationwide three depot network. The MHM head office is based in Port Talbot, South Wales. The company supplies power generation, solar-hybrid-generators, fuel storage, lighting towers, engine driven welders and product related accessories to the UK and Irish rental markets, for both hire and purchase.