This past weekend, about 10,000 people attended a music festival in San Francisco, and were kept entertained by various musicians with the help of one of the greenest energy sources presently available for us: sun power.
More precisely, the stage on which said musicians performed, together with the speakers which kept the concerts rolling, were powered by solar panels integrated in its design, so odds are that most of the people attending this festival did not even notice that they were having fun in a very environmentally-friendly manner.
informs us that this green-oriented stage was built with the help of Alternative Power Productions, a company which specializes in cutting down on the environmental impact of such events by making it possible for various lighting and sound systems to be powered by alternative energy sources.
Thus, the Panhandle Stage set up for this past weekend's San Francisco Outside Lands Festival managed to supply about 120 amps of power at 120 volts, rendering the use of backup generators pretty much unnecessary.
Given the success of these recent environmentally friendly performances, rumor has it that Alternative Power Productions will also help diminish the ecological footprint of another San Francisco music festival upcoming this October.
The company's official website
explains how, “Alternative Power Productions simplifies the production process for events while lessening the environmental impact by integrating alternative energy with professional staging, and sound.”
Furthermore, “We execute this by providing creative solutions, social integrity, and pioneering alternative energy production technology and most importantly optimal customer service.”
Apparently, American rock band Switchfoot is more than delighted with this innovative stage, as front man Jon Foreman made a case of how good it feels to know that they can perform their songs and entertain the crowds whilst in the same time not impacting on the wellbeing of the natural world.