European Green Capital Nijmegen fully powers Drift festival by solar energy enabbled by Alfens TheBattery 12-06-2018

European Green Capital Nijmegen powers Drift festival with Alfen's TheBattery


This weekend, dance and house festival Drift in Nijmegen was fully powered by solar energy, which was enabled by Alfen’s TheBattery energy storage system. In this way, the festival saves about 10 tons of CO2 emissions which is equivalent to 45,000 car kilometers. 

Co-organizer of Drift festival, Diede van Overbeek, says: “Instead of using large diesel generators we now use the rooftop solar panels on the adjacent building in combination with Alfen’s mega-battery system. We are happy to be able to host the first festival where visitors can dance on 100% solar energy in Nijmegen, the European Green Capital of 2018.”

Andreas Plenk, Global Sales Director Energy Storage at Alfen, adds: “As cities are increasingly banning diesel-fueled cars, our TheBattery system now offers a truly clean alternative for powering events, festivals and construction sites. Earlier this year we already powered Awakenings in Amsterdam with a hybrid energy system. Here at Drift festival we have demonstrated that 100% solar energy is a viable option for festivals.”

Dance and house festival Drift in Nijmegen was fully powered by solar energy, which was enabled by Alfen’s TheBattery energy storage system.