Sim Unveils Mobile Battery Stations

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In a move to increase sustainability in film and television, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Urban Power Source – the largest, mobile, zero-emissions battery power packs available today built specifically for the entertainment industry.

Sim has now taken delivery of the first two units, named Minnekhada and Seymour, after the regional parks within Metro Vancouver featured on their exterior, demonstrating Sim’s commitment to the communities in which we operate.

Engineered, designed and built in British Columbia, Canada, the power stations feature built-in uninterruptible power supply properties and allow for up to 124kg of CO2 emissions savings per charge. In a package of identical size and weight to a standard generator, the near-silent units deliver 125kWh of power storage with an output capacity of 72kW, with a 3 phase 120/208V power supply at 200 amps per phase.

Designed to operate with today’s LED lighting technology, the versatile Urban Power Source offers low noise, and no diesel smells making it easier for shooting in sensitive locations, as well as allowing for reduced distribution and maintenance costs. The uninterruptible power supply capability allows for flow-through properties, with a “daisy chain” connectivity option for additional run-time, resulting in no lost shots on set making it the smartest mobile clean energy choice available to the film and television industry today.

Much is said about our environment and the need for us all to be aware of the impact today’s decisions have on our future. As a supplier of studios, cameras, production equipment, and post-production services, Sim has taken a leadership role in reconfiguring our collective carbon footprint. Acting on the basis of the Sim Sustainability Goals, we’re committed to minimizing our environmental impacts, growing sustainably, and inspiring others to take action. In addition to our operational efforts, we’ve launched a company-wide Green initiative, dedicated to providing the best products and services that enable sustainable practices in the motion picture industry.