Heavy Machinery: Energy

Energy Equipment

Energy is what makes your business go, and Kanary can source the best generators, solar panels, and more from trusted China and partner factories. Our experts know how to connect with reliable suppliers, and their quality control expertise means we make sure your machinery is made without cutting corners and without inflated prices. 

If you're ready for the best of what China has to offer, contact Kanary today. 

Kanary Can Source Any Energy Equipment

Kanary can source any energy equipment you need, not just the products listed on this page. If you need any kind of energy generating equipment, Kanary can help! Contact us, and our team will get to work searching for factories that can make your niche equipment (and vetting them to make sure they'll do it right the first time).

Industrial Switchgear
Industrial switchgear for any electrical system, including low, medium, and high-voltage designs. Fully-tested and certified for domestic use.
Automatic Transfer Switches
Automatic transfer switches for a variety of electrical systems. Available in any configuration or type, including open, closed, and delayed transition.
Solar Surveillance Trailers
Surveillance trailers capable of monitoring remote work sites, powered entirely by solar. Tech customization available and compatible with monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin film panels.
Mobile Solar Generators
Generators that output electricity through captured solar power. Available in multiple output capacities and can be fitted with monocrystalline or other solar panel types.
Solar Light Towers
Solar light towers for mobile illumination where traditional power sources are unavailable. Available in standard or custom designs and can be fitted with monocrystalline, polycrystalline, or thin-film solar panels.
Water Source Heat Pumps
Water source heat pumps for energy efficient heating and cooling available for retail sale or commercial use. Available in multiple designs and sizes and can be customized as needed.
Train Generators
Generators designed for railroad propulsion. Custom-orders for unique designs available, all generators can be custom-fitted for specific needs.
Polycrystalline Solar Panel Systems
Solar panels made from multiple silicon crystals for eco-friendly production and lower costs. Available as roof panels or other commercial-oriented equipment.
Monocrystalline Solar Panel Systems
Solar panels made with a single silicon crystal for superior solar-capture efficiency. Available as roof panels or other custom-fitted equipment.
Marine Generators
Marine generators, powered by diesel, designed to be compact and withstand the harsh elements of the ocean. Can be custom-fitted for specific sea vessels or power needs.
Diesel Generators
Diesel generators for retail sale and commercial use. Available in standard or custom designs, and can be sourced to fit any kind of electric power need.
Commercial Windmills and Wind Turbines
Commercial windmills and wind turbines for industrial-scale wind farms. Can be custom-made for any power need, including multiple kilowatt capacities and blade designs.
Commercial Geothermal Heat Pumps
Commercial geothermal heat pumps for energy efficient climate control in office buildings, warehouses, factories, and more. Available in multiple kilowatt configurations, sizes, and overall heating capacities.
Commercial Air Source Heat Pumps
Commercial air source heat pumps for business or industrial use. Available in large sizes and capacities for warehouses, office buildings, and more.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps for retail sale. Available in multiple configurations, including sizes and capacities. Can be customized for niche uses.

Sourcing Energy Machinery Step-by-Step


Determining Energy Needs

Kanary takes time to understand your specific energy needs and the equipment you want to have. Our team determines the kind of equipment, the specifications of the equipment, and any kind of certifications that are required for successful importation into the destination country. After we have a clear understanding of your needs, Kanary begins to look for suppliers.


Energy Machinery Supplier Search

Kanary starts with a list of 20-50 China suppliers, which we then narrow down based on factors like factory lead times, experience, quality, and pricing. Our team confirms that factories can make machinery that can receive the required certifications for operation within your destination country, too.


Step 3: Supplier Vetting

Once Kanary has a list of 3-5 highly-qualified suppliers, our team begins a more thorough vetting process. We physically inspect factories, study quality control protocols currently in place, and personally speak with factory owners or managers. After we confirm that factories are trustworthy, Kanary consults with you to make a final supplier selection.


Energy Machinery Production

Kanary monitors production once it begins, remaining available to quickly respond to problems as they arise. We maintain a physical presence in factories, manage quality control, and test machinery to make sure they function properly (for example, load tests for generators are performed). When production is complete, we supervise packing so that your machinery can be safely shipped.


Shipping and Clearing Customs

Our team monitors your machinery while it's in transit via sea freight, and we help prepare all required documentation in order to clear customs. Kanary helps navigate customs problems if they arise, and we coordinate domestic freight shipping after your machinery has cleared customs.


Final Delivery

After your machinery is delivered to its final destination, Kanary acts as a liaison between you and the supplier during machinery calibration. If there's a problem, Kanary handles communication between you and the factory until all problems and issues are resolved.

Energy Machinery Sourcing Experts: Kanary

Sourcing energy machinery from China can be intimidating, but not with Kanary at your side. We take the guesswork out entirely, which means you can trust that whatever you source from China will be safe, reliable, and will meet regulatory requirements. Fill out our webform, and we'll start making a sourcing plan just for your business.

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Words from our clients

I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I was surprised that Kanary was able to help find us machines for a 1/3 of the cost compared with US and European manufacturers. What I really enjoy with Kanary is that they constantly keep me in the loop and get back to me almost instantaneously. What’s also great is that they kept me in the loop with the shipping, customs clearance, delivery, and also arrange travels for engineers from the factory to install our equipment.  The quality has been outstanding and I’m in the process of building out a new facility with them.
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I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years. We’ve always bought from US distributors. I reached out to Kanary out of curiosity to see if we could find similar construction materials of high quality. I did not think they were going to make much progress and so I was shocked when they found the exact manufacturer that my distributors have been buying from within 2 weeks. They were able to make contact and have the factory send me samples within a week.  By connecting directly with the factory, we’re looking at savings of over 30%.
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We’ve done quite a few different packaging projects with Kanary in the past (Child-resistant packaging, glass jars, plastic bags, shipper boxes, etc.). We sent AI files to Kanary, who then worked directly with the factory's design team to make prototypes of the packaging. Our in-house designer is very particular about our designs and Kanary was really flexible and worked with us when our designers wanted to make changes in the packaging development process. They were able to manufacture different prototypes at different price points, which gave us options when making our final decision.
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Energy Machinery Resources

Curious to learn more about sourcing energy machinery? Click for more information about sourcing any kind of machinery from China.
How to Find a Manufacturer in China
The Kanary Team reveals how to get your product manufactured in China! Read this 3-step guide to find the perfect China-based supplier for your business!
How to Source Products From China - Product Sourcing 101
The experts at Kanary reveal how to source products from China, from finding a supplier, to placing an order, and even how to pass customs!
Why is Quality Control Important When Manufacturing in China?
You cannot afford to ignore quality control when manufacturing in China. The Kanary Team explains why, as well as how to guarantee standards are met!
Energy Equipment Sourcing FAQs

Is a geothermal, air source, or water source heat pump better for my business?

Whether you choose a geothermal, air source, or water source heat pump is completely dependent on your business needs. Each of these systems has significant pros and cons which should be considered before a business makes a decision on which system to use:

  • Geothermal heat pumps have great efficiency and longevity, but they are typically more expensive and require a lengthy, invasive installation.
  • Air source heat pumps are less expensive and easy to maintain, but they have much shorter longevity and may struggle in extreme cold temperatures
  • Water source heat pumps are the easiest systems to install and the cheapest. However, you won't get stable water temperature unless your pipes are around 10ft beneath the ground, which can make for a challenging install. In addition, if your water source is lost (for example, a pond during a drought), your heat pump won't work at all.

How much does an air source heat pump cost?

A commercial or industrial air source heat pump will vary widely in cost based on multiple factors, some of which can include:

  • The scale of the air source heat pump system (for example, how large of a building or complex is the system for?)
  • Features or capacities you include in your system
  • Materials used for the heat pump

If you're looking to get the best price on an air source heat pump without sacrificing on quality, partnering with a high-quality China factory is an excellent solution.

What kind of generator do industrial wind turbines use?

Industrial wind turbines most commonly use synchronous generators (and more specifically permanent magnet synchronous generators). However, direct current and alternating current generators are sometimes used, depending on the specific kind of wind turbine or general system being built.

How much are industrial wind turbines?

The price of an industrial wind turbine will be based on several factors, especially on the materials used to build the turbine as well as the size of the turbine. Partnering with Kanary to find a reliable China supplier is a great way to get an excellent price on industrial wind turbines without sacrificing overall build quality.

What are marine generators?

Marine generators are different from other generators in how they are designed. Marine generators are built to withstand the corrosion of salt water and other harsh weather conditions typical of the ocean. It's also common for marine generators to be extra compact to save space on sea-faring vessels.

How much do commercial solar panels cost?

There's a lot of variables in the cost of solar panels. While the number of panels you need will have an obvious impact on cost, the kind of solar panels will also need to be considered. There are two primary kinds of solar panels that businesses should consider: 

  • Monocrystalline panels: Monocrystalline solar panels are made from a single silicon source. This makes them more efficient at capturing sunlight, but it also makes them more expensive. They are also less sustainable to produce, which may affect your buying decision.
  • Polycrystalline panels: Polycrystalline solar panels are made from multiple silicon sources, which means they are much more sustainable to produce. It also makes them less expensive to buy, but it also lowers their efficiency in capturing sunlight. 

Another factor of the cost of commercial solar panels to consider is what specific solar product you are sourcing. Aside from solar panels for commercial buildings, there are a number of other solar solutions that a business may need to consider, including:

  • Solar lighting towers: Lighting solutions for remote locations where bright lights are needed and generators aren't a viable solution.
  • Solar surveillance trailers: Trailers that allow remote observation of job sites without the need of an external power source.
  • Mobile solar generators: Generators that capture sunlight and store power for a variety of powerful tools, appliances, or machines.

How long do commercial solar panels last??

Commercial solar panels (as well as solar panels in general), tend to last anywhere between 20-30 years. This range can vary and is dependent on the initial quality of the solar panels and the quality of their initial installation.

Can I trust energy equipment I've sourced from China

Yes! As long as you've chosen a high-quality supplier, you can absolutely trust the energy equipment you source from China. If you aren't sure how to choose a trustworthy China supplier, then we recommend partnering with a sourcing specialist, like Kanary, to remove the guesswork in the process.

Will generators I source from China meet EPA standards?

Yes! Generators you source from China will meet EPA standards if you are sure to do the following: 

  • Provide clear, simple instructions on the kind of generator you need and what is required to meet EPA standards
  • Confirm that the factory has made generators that meet EPA standards in the past
  • Manage production to ensure quality control protocols are followed and that there are no defects that would cause your generator to not meet EPA standards. 

If you're concerned about your ability to find a factory that is capable and has a history of making generators, if you aren't confident in your ability to clearly communicate with factories, or if you aren't positioned to manage production, you may want to consider a sourcing specialist that can, like Kanary.

Should my business get monocrystalline or polycrystalline solar panels?

Both style of panels are popular, though there are specific reasons to get either one:

  • Monocrystalline panels are more efficient at capturing sunlight and can have longer life spans. However, they are more expensive and are harder to produce sustainably. 
  • Polycrystalline panels can be sustainably produced and are usually less expensive, though they are less efficient at capturing sunlight and usually have a shorter life span. 

Generally, if a business has the resources, monocrystalline panels are more highly sought after given their superior efficiency and longevity. 

Does Kanary conduct generator load bank tests for generators sourced from China factories?

Yes. Kanary conducts industry-standard load tests on any generator sourced from China. If you're unfamiliar with what a load test entails, the following is a basic explanation:

  • When the generator is complete, Kanary proceeds with load bank testing to ensure the generator is operating efficiently at all output levels.
  • Kanary will test the generator at a variety of capacities in set intervals of time, including testing the generator at 100% capacity. 

Load tests are how we can know for sure that your generator doesn't have underlying, hard-to-see problems before the generator is shipped from the factory. If there are issues, Kanary works with the factory to resolve those problems before the final product is shipped.

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