Solar Pod

Introducing the NEW Solar Pod (Patent Pending) from Nixon Hire, now with retractable panels!

  • Do you have a remote site with no access to mains power?
  • Would you normally hire a 30-45kva generator? 
  • Are reducing Noise, Carbon emissions and Fuel costs a priority to you?

The Solar Pod combines Solar PV, Battery Storage and a back up generator and a 400l fuel tank in a safe and secure self contained unit. 

The Solar Pod is used on medium sized sites to power a site compound and as many as 5 cabins can be powered from a single Solarpod. 

Once connected by our trained engineers, Powering the site is autonomous. The site is powered by Solar - Battery -  Generator or a combination of these depending on the load demand. The Solar element will either power the site directly, or will assist by charging the battery storage.

At 3.30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019 we logged onto our remote portal which shows the performance of our Solar Pods  whilst out on site. We  are delighted to report that ALL of our Solar Pod  units were powering  their sites silently and emission free from solar  or battery. Per hour, across all units, this equals an amazing saving of: 

  • 65 litres of Diesel 
  • 200kg of CO2

We’re  also delighted to report that last week alone, our Solar Pods were  responsible for saving 12 TONNES of carbon for the industry!  These  savings are a fantastic indicator of the prolonged positive impact the  solar pod can have on emission reductions across our customers sites.

*Figures based on product assessment. Variable output may be seen.


  • Solar hybrid technology for sustainable free energy                                                
  • Automatic back up generator start/stop technology for economical fuel usage                                                
  • Automatic fuel cell timed shut off for unnecessary fuel usage.                                                
  • Lower fuel consumption                                                
  • Low CO2 emissions                                                 
  • Super silent generator


  • Plug and play sockets: Multiple 32amp sockets                                                                          
  • Large fuel tank                                         
  • Dial in diagnostics from your phone or laptop                                                                                  


  • Forklift pockets                                 
  • Bottom lifting                                              
  • Solar Pod = Large extendable Solar panels                                            
  • Optional: Mobile with hydraulic axles to lower to the ground                                            
  • Road lights and number plate holder built in, No need for a  tailboard to be fitted     


  • Dual heavy duty locking system per door
  • Robust galvanised exterior with high impact resistance
  • Unique hydraulic system for setup in 45 seconds
  Empty: No water but fully fuelled 4280kg

  Full: Full water and fuel 5280kg


Solar Pod Brochure