Voltstack® in the field

Replacing diesel generators in a big-budget film production in Los Angeles

In 2021, one of the world’s leading film studios used our Voltstack 30kW by 60kWh clean energy electric generator or portable power station to replace a diesel generator and provide power for a big-budget production in Los Angeles for four months.

The Solution

From January 22, 2021, to April 22, 2021, the versatile Voltstack 30k electric generator proved to be the ideal solution (as a backup generator) for several power-related problems like enabling set construction on an off-grid backlot by powering tools, saws etc., COVID-19 hand-wash stations, security lighting and cameras, and Wi-Fi hotspots and miscellaneous batteries for the crew. Crucially, the Voltstack 30k battery energy storage system did all of this silently. “Occupational hearing loss, primarily caused by high noise exposure, is the most common U.S. work-related illness… the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Once the Voltstack e-Generator was up and running, it didn’t take long for the crew to see the value of having a silent, clean energy portable power station powering the production. In a matter of two weeks, the crew was able to optimize the use of the Voltstack 30k to minimize charge time and eliminate their 20kW diesel generator.

“The Voltstack 30k exceeded my expectations and was able to power everything our construction crew threw at it for multiple days before recharging it. The fact that it did all the work without any noise makes these battery gensets even more impressive. We were able to also utilize Voltstack 5k electric generators for WiFi support, COVID-19 handwash stations, security lighting and recharging miscellaneous devices for the crew,” said the construction crew lead.

Voltstack 30k e-Generator

The Result

  • Abated upwards of 9,000 pounds worth of CO2e
  • Reliable sine wave power 24/7

  • Saved post-production costs

  • No poisonous fumes

  • Reduced set-up time

  • No tripping hazards

  • Silence on set

  • Safe working environment for the crew

To learn more about how Voltstack clean energy e-Generators can help your film production become more sustainable, get in touch with an Energy Consultant today!