ZAP Concepts is one of the partners of AIRQON. It is a company that provides energy solutions for events around the world, around a 70% of them taking place in the Netherlands. Nevertheless, some of the founders of ZAP, which means Zero Air Pollution, come from the field of diesel generators. This company deals with music festivals, sport events, or any other type of temporary event.
They gather energy solutions of every nature, that is, not only on-grid energy systems, which use a direct connection to the nearby electricity distribution network, but also off-grid solutions, which are therefore isolated and not connected. In this way, they use both diesel and renewable energy generators, such as solar photovoltaic, in addition to AIRQON solution or energy storage systems in batteries, for example. Therefore, his experience provides a useful, practical vision of AIRQON's possibilities to become a solution likely to be included within the portfolio for sustainable, efficient and green events.
It must be noted that diesel generators still play a leading role in large events. So far, there are hybrid diesel generators integrating renewable generation and storage systems. In fact, the trucks employed by event organizers may serve as an energy source, as a kind of temporary generator, since they remain parked for days.
To prepare an event, it is essential to study the energy demanded and match it with the different energy generation options. Anyone may tend to oversize, to request more power than needed, but these experts bring their expertise to optimize energy use in events. In fact, it cannot be forgotten that money is included in the equation, so cost reduction is a must. Not simply in terms of less fuel to be consumed, but also for a better sizing of generators to be used, a lower number of hours in operation, or any other saving able to contribute to the overall economic feasibility. Event organizers, at the end, perceive power as a service, no matter where it comes from.