Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Back 13 (up) | 15:00 - 16:00
Presented by: SummerLabb

Time is Running Out! Green Energy Solution for Festivals

Faas Moonen TU Eindhoven (NL)

Event production | Sustainability

English spoken

Trends towards more stringent legislation (Paris 2020) and social responsibility require urgent action in the substitution of diesel generators at festivals. A practical solution (wind and solar energy) is to be presented at EPIC in this session. Various viewpoints of this theme will be discussed with policy makers, artists and companies using the same technology, with emphasis on urgency, feasibility, and practical applicability of the presented solution.


  • Faas Moonen

    Faas Moonen TU Eindhoven (NL)

    Faas Moonen is an associate professor in innovative structural design at Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of the Built Environment (TU/e-BE). He is initiator of PowerVIBES, an Interreg NWE granted protect, aiming to substantially reduce festivals’ carbon footprint by making diesel generators superfluous. Instead, a tall unit will be developed to produce affordable and reliable energy on the festival site from renewable resources only, such as wind, biomass, and solar power. This unit replaces diesel generators, and thus significantly reduces CO2 emissions, without annoying noise and smell. The PowerVIBES project houses 10 companies from the Netherlands, Belgium, and UK working in close collaboration to develop a versatile unit for many different festivals.


  • Jan Douwe Kroeske

    Jan Douwe Kroeske Double 2, SummerLabb (NL)

    Jan Douwe Kroeske (1956) began his journalistic career at Radio 3, a national Dutch radio station where he ran his own show. He was presenter of Langs De Lijn, a popular sports radio show on Radio 1. Later on Jan Douwe made the move to television and presented and co-wrote tv shows like 2 Meter Sessies (music), Jules Unlimited (educational and scientific) and Verre Verwanten (history and genealogy).

    Nowadays Jan Douwe Kroeske has his own media production company called Double 2. They produce TV shows, video registrations and live events like Summerlabb, a platform focused on sustainability, science and new technology.