FreeWire Goes After Diesel Generator Market With Mobile Batteries

FreeWire’s Mobi energy storage system has evolved and a new product, aiming at replacing dirty diesel generators has been realized. Michael paints the status quo of portable power generation and discusses how Mobi Gen fits into the picture.

“They are the noisiest, most annoying things about shooting a film on location.

No, not the actors. The diesel generators.

FreeWire, a startup out of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has created a set of portable lithium ion battery packs that effectively replace diesel generators as a source of power at film sets, farmers’ markets and other public events where electricity is needed but grid connections may stink.  Lithium ion battery packs are cleaner, but they are also silent, reliable and don’t require trips to the gas station.

The company recently did a test at the Rose Bowl, said Arcady Sosinov, CEO of FreeWire, whom, I have to mention, was born in the shadow of the Chernobyl disaster. (“Energy is my destiny,” he says). The Rose Bowl uses 160 diesel generators at events.”

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