James Cameron Uses Solar Power to Make the “Avatar” Sequels

The Manhattan Beach Studios now has a massive solar array

By on October 4th, 2012 06:46 GMT

Recent news from the movie industry informs us that director James Cameron has finished work on installing a massive solar array at the Manhattan Beach Studios, California, and intends to use this green energy source when making the sequels to “Avatar.”

One need not be an expert in cinematography in order to realize that the process of turning a movie script into an actual movie typically burns significant amounts of electricity.

Therefore, the fact that James Cameron's production company (i.e. Lightstorm Entertainment) is now making use of this renewable energy source comes as good news indeed.

Commenting on the installation of this new solar array, James Cameron made a case of how, “The 'Avatar' sequels are a great opportunity to show how we, as a production company, can make clean green solar energy as we go.”

Furthermore, “Going into 'Avatar' 2 and 3, we are going to be able to produce enough solar energy to handle the entire electrical demand for our computers and performance capture systems here at MBS Media Campus.”

For the time being, James Cameron's solar array consists of 3,692 solar modules and three inverters (i.e. an electrical power converter that turns direct current into alternating current).

Apparently, these solar modules can generate sufficient electricity to meet the energy demands of the sound stages and the offices.

As James Cameron puts it, “We have to do this for the future, for our children, and as a moral responsibility to the planet.”

Interestingly enough, it seems that this movie director intends to use some of the profits made once the “Avatar” sequels hit the public eye to support various green-oriented groups and organizations, simply because, “I didn't want to make more 'Avatar' movies without a grander plan in place.”

You can find out more about James Cameron's solar array by watching the video below.

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James Cameron uses solar power to make the "Avatar" sequels
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