Portable Electric, a Canadian manufacturer of clean energy power stations, has delivered a nine-strong fleet of lithium-ion battery power stations to Sim, a North American supplier of studios, production equipment and post production solutions. In order to increase sustainability in film and to reduce GHG emissions, noise and local pollution, Sim added the clean energy VOLTstackTM power stations to their traditional generator fleet. “This summer, Sim will be officially launching a corporate-wide Sim Green initiative to develop and implement sustainable practices and leadership across our five major markets in North America”, says Eleanor O’Connor, President, Studios, Lighting + Grip, Sim.
Designed to significantly improve workflow while providing productions with instant, zero emissions power, the VOLTstackTM 2k and 5k power stations mark the first entry of clean energy into the film industry. With a lithium-ion battery at its core, the VOLTstackTM represents the next evolution in portable power supply, and a marked decision by Sim to move away from traditional fossil fuels. The result is a substantial improvement in cost-efficiency and an increase in creative opportunities for productions that rent from Sim, including the ability to film in sensitive and remote locations.
“We are driven to build a sustainable product that not only competes with, but also outperforms the incumbent fossil-fuel generators”, stresses Mark Rabin, Founder & CEO of Portable Electric. “Our VOLTstack power stations are quickly becoming the preferred power supply option. We are seeing professionals from power-intensive industries, like film and construction, try the VOLTstack power stations once and never go back.”
Additional power stations are currently in production for delivery to Sim this summer. With offices spanning North America, Sim’s team and services have supported features such as Deadpool, the Oscar-winning documentary OJ: Made in America as well as hit series such as Game of Thrones and Mr. Robot.
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