When you go enjoy a film, I’ll be the energy it takes to create a motion picture probably doesn’t enter your mind. Yet, the amount of electricity to keep everything running during movie production is enormous.
From lighting to sound equipment, trailers and more… solar-powered movies is a concept that makes sense… even if the attitudes of some of the actors does not!
Warner Bros. recently announced that it is replacing some of the diesel generators it uses during movie production with a large portable solar power system in order to reduce the environmental impact of filmmaking. The system has been specially designed for movie sets by Pure Power Distribution and is called the Mobile Solar Power System.
Each solar powered system generates an impressive 72,000 watts of solar electricity with 36 solar panels mounted on a hydraulic platform. The system itself can be moved to take advantage of full sun, and the panels themselves track the sun as it moves across the sky. Its powerful enough to operate an entire movie base camp each day, replacing a 1,400 to 1,800 Amp diesel generator
For every day that the solar panel system is in use, it offsets 1 ton of CO2 emissions. Not to mention no diesel fumes or noisy generator operation!
Lest you think solar-powered movies are science fiction, the S48 has already generated clean solar power for Leonardo DiCaprio’s film, Inception, and will be used in the shooting of a new Steve Carell film in the near future.
According to its website:
“Pure Power Distribution is proud of our partnership with the Environmental Media Association (”EMA”) to help entertainment companies green their productions using clean, mobile solar power. Pure Power serves on the Corporate Board of the EMA.”
And that sounds like a happy ending to me!