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United Rentals adds electric portable energy solution to North American rental fleet

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The POWERBANK system is comprised of high-density lithium batteries, inverters, and load-sensing technology.

United Rentals will offer customers a zero-emission power system with the introduction of POWRBANK battery systems in its rental fleet. The company's partnership with manufacturer POWR2 Energy Solutions represents an investment in sustainable worksite solutions for North American United Rentals customers.

POWRBANK is a portable energy storage system that integrates with diesel generators, enabling the user to reduce generator run-time, emissions, noise, fuel waste. The system is comprised of high-density lithium batteries, inverters, and load-sensing technology. The POWRBANK model designed for United Rentals is rated for 40KW to 60KW of power output and provides between 60KW and 120KW hours of storage.

"POWR2 is the type of sustainability partner we look for – innovative and willing to invest the time in understanding the unique demands of equipment rental," said David Scott, senior vice president, specialty operations, of United Rentals. "Hybrid power is a particular focus of ours as we explore adding more low- and zero-emission equipment to our rental fleet. Our introductions of reduced emission worksite solutions help our customers meet their own sustainability objectives."

POWRBANK inverters are emission-free. The system is designed to absorb fluctuations in load while providing power and then engage the diesel generator when batteries are close to depletion. The equipment has a recharge time of three and four hours that can be reduced by adding renewable power sources.

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