Cape Fear Solar Systems Donates Solar Power to Local Zero-Waste Music Festival.

Reading time: 1 minute 04/23/2019 News, Press Releases

Sustain with Sound Music & Arts Festival to be Powered by Solar Energy.

On April 27, 2019 what’s being called the most sustainable and entertaining event Wilmington has ever seen will take place, The Sustain with Sound Music and Arts Festival—presented by Pineapple Entertainment. The festival founder and director of operations, Katy Nickel reached out to Cape Fear Solar Systems in hopes that they could come up with a clean energy solution to make the festival even more sustainable than past years.

Robert Parker, senior project manager and commercial solar project developer for Cape Fear Solar Systems, understood Nickel’s vision and knew solar could make the event even more sustainable. Cape Fear Solar purchased KWHCoin so that the entire festival will be powered by solar panels.  KWHCoin is a blockchain-based community, ecosystem and cryptocurrency backed by units of clean, renewable energy. Girard Newkirk, founder and CEO of KWHCoin, says, “the strategy of KWHCoin is to build a global network of renewable energy nodes to provide the physical and virtual assets for its blockchain to aggregate and collaborate the global renewable energy assets.”

 “The event is environmentally focused and family friendly. I am excited we can support a great cause and further educate our community about solar energy,” explains Parker. “At first, I was not sure how we could supply solar power for such a large event. I did some research and purchasing KWHCoin proved to be a great option. I met with the CEO of KWHCoin and he helped me purchase solar offset credits to power the entire festival,” Parker concluded.

Cape Fear Solar staff will be present at the event to answer questions about the solar process such as financial benefits, environmental impacts, and current solar incentives.

“We are so grateful to have Cape Fear Solar Systems helping us with an alternative for our energy output for the day. We wanted a local and reliable solar company be a part of Sustain with Sound, and they are the perfect fit. Having them at the event to educate and communicate with the public will be extremely beneficial as well,” Nickel stated. “The Sustain with Sound Music and Arts Festival is a zero-waste event using only compostable or recyclable objects, eliminating all single use plastic, and entirely powered through solar technology donated by Cape Fear Solar,” Nickel concludes.

Music and Art Festival

The Sustain with Sound Music and Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1pm—10:30pm at Pier 33 located at 10 Harnett Street, Wilmington NC 28401. Tickets can be purchased online for $30-40 and all profits go to UNCW’s Plastic Ocean Project.


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