Greener and Alfen power this Summer’s festival season with clean battery energy 24-07-2018

Greener and Alfen power this Summer’s festival season with clean battery energy

Greener grows rapidly with new order for eight (8) mobile battery storage systems from Alfen

Greener, a sustainable energy provider for events and off-grid situations, orders eight new mobile battery energy storage systems from Alfen, specialist in energy solutions for the future. The mobile storage systems will be deployed to provide a green alternative for temporary diesel generators, for example at festivals, throughout Europe.

The first storage system that was delivered, supplied clean battery energy to the ‘Welcome to The Village’ festival in Leeuwarden last weekend. Welcome to The Village is one of the greenest festivals in the world and has set the goal to be fully circular by 2022. The storage system was used to provide clean and silent power for peak demand related to the festival’s sound, lighting and other power consumption. These peaks were traditionally supplied by diesel generators, but can now be replaced by a clean alternative from energy storage.

Dieter Castelein, Co-founder at Greener, comments: “Old diesel cars are being banned from city centers, but events and construction sites still rely most of the time on polluting diesel generators. With our Alfen-built mobile battery storage systems, we have the technology to offer green energy to locations such as here at Welcome to The Village.”

World record

Earlier this year, Greener already powered several events and festivals based on Alfen’s storage system, such as Awakenings Easter Special in Amsterdam, Awakenings Festival in Spaarnwoude and MadNes in Ameland. Last week Greener and Alfen jointly established a world record in charging electric vehicles at the world’s largest parade of sustainable vehicles in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Together, they provided electricity for the world’s first fully mobile and off-grid EV charging hub.

Andreas Plenk, Global Sales Director Energy Storage at Alfen, says: “Battery power in combination with renewable energy sources such as solar or wind can increasingly compete with diesel generators. Within our range of energy storage solutions, we offer a transportable storage system that has been specifically developed for temporary locations such as festivals or construction sites. But we also supply large-scale off-grid storage systems, for example to power a cacao processing factory in Africa with clean and reliable solar PV energy.”

Dieter Castelein: “Greener aims to provide a clean and silent alternative for every location where currently diesel generators are being used, such as festivals, events, construction sites, airports and harbors. The additional eight storage systems from Alfen will allow us to further scale-up our activities. Coming weekend we will provide clean power supply and peak-shaving services at the Milkshake festival at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. And much more will follow soon!”

About Greener

Greener Power Solutions supplies (temporary) on- and off-grid power from mobile battery systems in a local grid or in combination with other sources of energy. Greener’s battery systems are also used for grid balancing services and peak-shaving at (temporary) local systems. Benefiting from high power and capacity, the fast-growing start-up offers a silent and clean alternative for diesel generators at events, construction sites, airports, harbors, grid operators etc.. 
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About Alfen

Netherlands-based Alfen is operating internationally in the heart of the energy transition, as a specialist in energy solutions for the future. With its 80-years’ history, Alfen has a unique combination of activities. Alfen designs, develops and produces smart grids, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle charging equipment and combines these in integrated solutions to address the electricity challenges of its clients. Alfen has market leading positions in the Netherlands and experiences fast international growth benefiting from its first mover advantage.