Solar Generator Provides Green Power for Totally Off-Grid Event
Mobile Solar collaborated with other green energy providers to power the Musicians United for Safe Energy, Inc. (MUSE) Concert on August 7 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. The event was executed completely without grid power and proceeds will support disaster relief efforts in Japan and organizations worldwide working to promote clean, safe energy and appropriate technologies toward a non-nuclear future.
Mobile Solar provided a solar generator capable of providing more than 46 kWh of power from batteries, while continuously recharging the batteries from 14 solar panels. This package is completely mobile and was pulled into the event the day before the opening. It also included an on-board biodiesel genset and wind turbine for back up battery charging.
The concert’s Energy Village was staffed with green energy vendors representing wind, biodiesel and solar as well as proponents of safe energy such as Mothers for Peace and Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. In between sets of music, concert goers could enjoy the concession fare while learning about renewable forms of power generation and ways they can help promote green energy and support elimination of nuclear power.
Mobile Solar offers many solar product options for portable, safe, clean and quiet power, starting with small trailers for off-grid home and construction, to larger units for disaster relief, remote communications and ranch structures. Only the most reliable components are used for solar energy collection, storage and conversion to AC power. Mobile Solar designs, builds and warranties all products.
Performing acts included original 1979 MUSE event acts and younger artists combining to send a strong message that nuclear power must go. Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby Still & Nash, the Doobie Brothers and others headlined with well-known acts such as Jason Mraz performing for more than seven hours on the sunny day at Shoreline Amphitheatre, the largest green certified concert venue in the nation.
While baking solar oven cookies, Mobile Solar spoke with a number of the artists who recalled the first MUSE event and other demonstrations for safe energy, using off-grid solar power. The original Solar Genny One built by Ty Braswell powered many events in the 80’s and reinforced the opportunity for green energy to be used as a safe and clean alternative.
Travis Semmes, President and Founder of Mobile Solar, said: “That first solar generator, built by Ty and others, was one of my motivations for starting Mobile Solar. The technology, benefit to the environment and the empowerment it gives people, businesses and government is what portable off-grid solar is all about!”
The Guacamole Fund was responsible for organizing and producing the event. Vantage Capital Partners, the leading global investor in energy innovation and efficiency, was the presenting sponsor.