GAP invests in low carbon site cabins
June 14, 2019 – GAP Hire Solutions is the UK’s first plant hire company to offer site cabins powered by hydrogen fuel cell and solar energy.
GAP has bought some Ecosmart Zero cabins, which claims to be “the world’s first solar and hydrogen powered welfare unit”.
GAP’s first Ecosmart Zero was trialled by Morgan Sindall on a construction site near Heathrow Airport for six weeks in March and April 2019.
The solar absorption was so high during the trial, the hydrogen fuel cell only activated a battery re-charge once and used 40% of a single bottle. GAP calculated that if there had been no solar power within the cabin, six bottles of hydrogen fuel would have been used. Or if there was a standard 6kVA diesel generator running eight hours per day, then more than 450 litres of diesel fuel would be used.