Bredenoord's Purity fuel cell powered generator made a working appearance at the Glastonbury Festival last week and is to embark on a tour of other festivals in the UK over the summer.
The generator was rented to Firefly Solar, a UK company that specialises in providing solar power and lighting and audio visual systems for events and festivals. Firefly used the 5 kVA Purity to supplement its solar power generators for tents in Bella's Field, part of Glastonbury's Theatre and Circus area.
Paul Schurink, manager international projects & business development at Bredenoord, who attended the Festival, told IRN that the generator had performed faultlessly over the four days and had attracted a lot of interest; "Contractors, other events people, electricians - everyone who is involved in temporary power was interested - they saw that we had brought something new."
Firefly will now take the Purity, and one of Bredenoord's new ‘Clear Concept' gensets (which uses a clean air filter and synthetic GTL fuel), to a number of other Festivals in the south of the UK in July. These include Paddle Round The Pier, Brighton (5 July), Lovebox Festival, London (19 July) and the High Voltage Festival, also in London (26 July).
Bredenoord met Firefly in the summer of 2009 when Firefly's managing director, Andy Mead, visited the Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands where Bredenoord was showing the Purity.
Bredenoord's Mr Schurink will not be attending these other festivals, but certainly enjoyed his first visit to Glastonbury. He was stationed with the generator full-time during the day, but was able to enjoy some of the performances in the evening. "It's a fantastic event", he told IRN, "Something that everyone should do once in their lives."