Pollution is a major issue of our time. From the emissions we breathe to noise disturbance, it’s everywhere, but another way is possible: Significant progress has been made in battery technology. New technologies are available, and industrial electrification is a success story in the making.

Equipment design and battery technology have driven the most notable transformations within the construction industry. Battery technology is vitally important to remove noise, fumes, and cables to create healthier, happier, and safer working environments. As we move toward a more sustainable future, construction companies are transitioning from traditional gas-powered generators to alternative fuels and power sources. 

According to the California Air Resource Board, in one hour a small portable gasoline generator emits the equivalent of driving a typical passenger vehicle for 155 miles. Every 32 gallons of gas burned by a generator is equivalent to running a standard car for six months.

Advanced battery systems and alternative fuel generators operate without burning fossil fuels, which means zero exhaust emissions at point of use. Unlike their gas-powered equivalents that emit harmful pollutants, battery-powered systems are classified as environmentally friendly. They contribute to cleaner air quality, making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor construction projects. Additionally, these systems operate quietly, reducing noise pollution on job sites. 

Instagrid provides a pure, clean power supply for construction tools on the jobsite. The Instagrid GO encompasses an advanced design that breaks down a central inverter commonly used in mobile battery systems into multiple micro-level inverters. The result is a considerably smaller and lighter battery-powered system, making the Instagrid GO more mobile and functional.  

Gas-powered generators have inherent fuel safety risks due to storage, handling, and potential leaks. Battery-powered systems eliminate these hazards. Workers no longer need to carry flammable fuels or worry about accidental spills. Moreover, battery-powered systems have fewer moving parts, reducing the risk of mechanical failures and injuries. This is especially true with the Instagrid GO, operating without the need of a cooling fan due to the use of micro-invertors instead of one, main central inverter.

Gas-powered generators often require frequent refueling, interrupting work, and decreasing efficiency. With battery-powered systems, workers can focus on their tasks without interruptions. Additionally, cords and hoses associated with gas-powered tools can hinder movement and create tripping hazards. Battery-powered systems provide greater mobility and flexibility, enhancing overall productivity.

While the initial investment in battery-powered systems may be higher, the long-term operating costs are significantly lower. An Instagrid device will cost up to 80 percent less over its lifetime compared to a combustion generator. Battery modules can be recharged multiple times, reducing the need for constant fuel purchases. Maintenance costs are also lower since there are no spark plugs, carburetors, or oil changes to worry about.

Governments worldwide are pushing for net-zero emissions, accelerating the adoption of alternative fuels and electrified equipment. In the U.S., legislators in states such as California have moved to outlaw gas-powered generators, and other states are expected to follow suit. Therefore, it is prudent to be ahead of legislation and have contingency plans in place. Battery-powered systems will be at the forefront of this shift.

Instagrid products use advanced software and electronics that, when combined with the micro-level inverters installed on individual battery modules, produce a pure AC sine wave. The result is increased power, mobility, and reduced emissions and noise. 

By embracing these new systems, construction companies contribute to a cleaner environment, enhance safety, improve efficiency, and reduce operating costs.


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