Self sufficiency / energy:
Our great sorrow during the first years were the fossil fuel generators that we needed for stage, sound and lights, lighting the surroundings, and some kitchen equipment; they undid all the good work we did in all other areas, as it were. It left a sour taste in the mouth, but we couldn’t find a different solution back then. But we’re learning.
In the last few years we have made great strides on that front, we’ve acquired a good 3kw of solar panels got hold of 2tons of batteries, and a great load of transformers from scrapped computer servers around the country.
We’ve even been able to borrow a generator that runs on fossil free HVO biodiesel and in 2016 we reached our goal of the whole festival being run fossil free. In 2016 we even experimented with a fresnel lens from a rear projection TV to boil water to boil water for cooking. We managed a dash of coffee.