For a number of years, Sweden Rock have worked to minimize our environmental impact in various ways. All trash left at the site is recycled, climate-friendly energy is embraced and they have switched to an efficient and water-efficient sanitation system. Lighting the stages with Volvo Penta’s energy-efficient engines is another significant step in the right direction. The vast light shows at the different stages are supported by generators supplying extra electricity. These cannot fail, otherwise guitar solos would be plunged into darkness and epic performances interrupted. The majority of the generators hired by Sweden Rock use Volvo Penta engines.
Jimmy Olausson is a generator electrician and has worked at Sweden Rock for twelve years. He is responsible for the operation of the gensets at the festival. An electrical engineer by trade, he specializes in generators and likes what the D16 engine delivers. “This type of genset engine can handle bump-loads pretty well. When all the lights are on at once, the engine can handle it and responds well without dropping in frequency.” If an engine struggles to provide adequate power for the application it is serving and the load being demanded, a frequency drop may result in the energy supply cutting out. According to Jimmy Olausson, the Volvo Penta D16 engines are able to comfortably handle the sudden and fluctuating demands of lighting a high-octane rock show. “The generators deliver a stable power that offers security. We have never had a failure when using these engines.”
In all, nine 520 kWe (kilowatt-electric) gensets power the Sweden Rock festival. The generators are powered by Volvo Penta D16 engines putting out 650 KVA (kilovolt-amperes, or apparent power), for a combined maximum output is 4.2 megawatts. This is enough electricity to power around 420 average size houses. The gensets often serve as back-up power for hospitals, farms and small communities. At Sweden Rock, the gensets are a must to keep the festival running, as the normal grid only covers around half the power needed for the festival. Volvo Penta engines are the perfect combination of versatility, reliability and strength.
With Volvo Penta engines, you have access to the full power output the second you start up the machine. For emergency and stand-by operations, in the event of power blackouts as a backup in hospitals, nuclear plants or airports, when off the grid. Volvo Penta engines are designed for Power Generation in any climate, under any conditions, where power is a matter of life or death, or when critical infrastructure relies on full power, instant power. With an ever growing demand for reliable power, for power generation engines that are adaptable, scalable and reliable, the choice is Volvo Penta. As your local Authorised Volvo Penta Centre & Dealer, we have been your local Marine, Boating & Industrial Power generation specialist for over 50 years. Witness Volvo Penta Power Generation in action with YouTube > Volvo Penta - Full Power Instant Power
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