Fes­ti­val Power with Hybrid Ener­gy

Elect­rici­ty for ligh­ting the Frozen People Fes­ti­val with par­tici­pa­to­ry hybrid ener­gy

The Frozen People Fes­ti­val wan­ted to uti­lize envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly elect­rici­ty pro­duced out­si­de the elet­ric power network. The atten­dees could pedal elect­rici­ty for ligt­hing the art ins­tal­la­tions of the event with inno­va­ti­ve hybrid ener­gy.

Inno­va­tion Trial

The Frozen People Fes­ti­val wan­ted to uti­lize a form of ener­gy pro­duc­tion for their light artworks that is more fun and illustra­ti­ve than network elect­rici­ty or gene­ra­tors and that bet­ter repre­sents sus­tai­nable deve­lop­ment. At the event, ener­gy expert, inven­tor and non-fic­tion wri­ter Jan­ne Käpy­leh­to tes­ted a hybird power plant that pro­duced ener­gy inde­pen­dent­ly on the ice during the fes­ti­val.

The hybrid power plant com­bi­ned the ener­gy pro­duc­tion of the sun, wind and three pedal gene­ra­tors – the ener­gy of the fes­ti­val atten­dees. With this, the elect­rici­ty used in the artworks, ligh­ting and warmth would be pro­duced with the least amount of emis­sions. Real-time displays were pre­pa­red in the area pre­sen­ting con­sump­tion and all three pro­duc­tion met­hods that made the ener­gy pro­duc­tion visible.


The sus­tai­nably pro­duced elect­rici­ty did not run out during the event! The­re was even some excess left, as with the ener­gy left in the bat­te­ries after the event could have char­ged a pho­ne from emp­ty to full 80 times.

Alto­get­her, the power plant pro­duced 2,6 kWh of elect­rici­ty during the fes­ti­val and ligh­ting the artworks con­su­med 1,7 kWh. With gene­ra­tors, ligh­ting the artworks would have requi­red about ten liters of gaso­li­ne and would have caused 27 kilos more car­bon emis­sions. The hybrid power plant did not cause any emis­sions during its use at all.

If the sound sys­tem had been powe­red with the hybrid power plant, it would have nee­ded to be ten times lar­ger. The plant’s effec­ti­ve­ness was ful­fil­led in the illustra­tion of ener­gy pro­duc­tion and con­sump­tion. The­re was no need to urge the people to pedal, the fun met­hod sold itself to the fes­ti­val crowd of 1500 people. Accor­ding to an atten­dee sur­vey, four out of five atten­dees visi­ted the hybrid power plant during their atten­dance.