This week we were asked to provide solar power at the shoot of this year’s “Chill out” webcast by the National Wildlife Federation. The NWF is one of the most important environmental organizations in America and we were happy to give our support.
Chill Out recognizes colleges and campus leaders for their effort to solve the global warm
ing crisis. In this shoot, big talents like Angela Shelton talked on camera about challenges facing the planet due to greenhouse gas excesses, and celebrated the battle that college groups are rallying around. Chill Out is part of the Campus Climate Challenge, which leverages the power of young people to organize and is growing a generation-wide movement to stop global warming by reducing the pollution from high schools and colleges down to zero, and leading our society to a clean energy future.
It’s always good to be working with the entertainment community, which has historically used diesel generators (“gennies”) to power off-grid locations. Bringing our 10 kW Solar Gennie to this production puts a whole new meaning to “Quiet on the Set”.
The entire shoot was green, including a solar canopy (solar panels embedded in the fabric), a green caterer whose vehicles run on recycled vegetable oil, and Pure Power Distribution. It was filmed at an amazingly green studio in Burbank, CA called Big Vision Studios, which has a “green screen” instead of the traditional blue screen, and uses LED lighting instead of HMI – LED’s are dramatically more energy efficient and produce little heat. We’re told that all of this will be shown in the webcast, including an interview with our CEO Norris Lozano.