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United Rentals introduces tower crane battery energy systems

By Stephen Elliott

March 17, 2024

United RentalsUnited Rentals battery-powered equipment, Stamford, Conn., has added battery energy systems for tower cranes to its North American rental fleet. Developed by Termaco in collaboration with United Rentals, the system is configurable up to 500kW and operates alongside a generator to deliver power to support tower crane operations.

For smaller applications, the battery unit can be powered by solar panels to create a completely emission-free solution, allowing contractors to significantly downsize the generator and reduce generator run time and emissions while still meeting peak power demands, the company said.

“Battery energy systems for tower cranes provide a great application of practical sustainability on the job site by helping contractors address their economic and environmental goals,” said Larry Worthington, region vice president, power and HVAC, United Rentals. “This solution demonstrates United Rentals’ commitment to bringing innovative products to market that deliver outstanding value to our customers.”