Case Studies

We have a wealth of experience in providing power solutions to different sectors, including construction, live events, festivals, telecoms and more. Have a look at the list of our case studies below.

Broadcast sector

Below you can find a number of projects we have worked on with our partners from broadcast sector.

BBC Radio 5 Live Energy Day Broadcast

Firefly were asked to install a temporary microgrid at BBC Media City, as a platform for the BBC 5 Live national energy day debate.

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Carbon-free power Imogen Heap’s video

Imogen Heap invited Firefly to the idyllic setting of her country garden in leafy Essex to provide power for a live video broadcast.

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Construction sector

Below you can find a number of projects we have worked on with our partners from construction & plant sectors.

London Underground northern line extension

The Cygnus® 4 provided silent power between 7pm - 7am by automatically switching the diesel generator on/off.

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Hybrid power for new housing development

Over a two month period, Cygnus® 4 provided completely silent power on site without requiring any fuel for 74% of the time.

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Silent hybrid power for care home build

Considerate constructor Highwood reduces noise, emissions, and fossil fuel usage thanks to hybrid generators.

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Hybrid power for a wind farm build

CYGNUS 4 reduced runtime of the diesel generator by over 51% & provided power without intrusion to local residents.

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Hybrid crane aviation lighting in Hackney

The Cygnus® 2 supplied power for over 65% of the time, delivering over 110 hours of silent power a week.

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Hybrid power for Harris Academy in Purley

Over a 15 week period, Firefly’s HPG’s reduced the run time of the diesel generators by 51%, to 1,261 hours.

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Firefly CYGNUS 4 hybrid system

Crossrail's weekly diesel saving of 903 litres

At the Brentford site, Speedy connected a Cygnus® 4 to a diesel generator, creating a hybrid system.

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Hybrid power for highway upgrade project

Cygnus® provided silent power for aviation light 93% of the time, consuming just 76 Litres of diesel each month.

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VolkerLaser refurbishes Edinburgh's St Mark's Bridge

Hybrid Generators help in St Mark’s Bridge refurbishment

The hybrid option limited the evening load to 4kw continuous power over a 10-12 hour period.

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1,634l weekly diesel fuel saving for Midas Construction

Midas Construction were awarded an £11 million build project to construct student accommodation in Cardiff.

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Festivals & Events sector

Below you can find a number of projects we have worked on with our partners in the festivals & events sectors.

Virgin Kitesurfing Armada 2014

The Kitesurfing Armada was an event for all, attracting world champions, pro-kitesurfers, and novice kitesurfers.

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Power infrastructure for Shambala Festival 2014

Deploying Firefly’s hybrid systems across the festival site helps Shambala 2014 become 100% renewable and reduce biodiesel usage.

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We Love Green 2014 Festival in Paris

Festival power infrastructure was delivered using no fossil fuels and the use of hybrid technology reduced the biodiesel usage by 35%.

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BMW Group London E-cycling Challenge 2012

Firefly were commissioned by BMW to provide a pedal powered experience for employees in the build up to the Olympics.

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Firefly lights up Brighton’s Big Screen

Firefly has set up a Firefly Cygnus® Hybrid Power Generator to power the Big Screen on Brighton Seafront.

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First major release to be entirely solar powered

A clear and defined request… produce a world class film premier with minimised environmental impact.

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Electric Picnic You Power Playground

ESB Electric Ireland set Firefly the challenge of building on the success of the 2010 ‘Karaoke Shower’ show.

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Secret Garden Party Festival 2014

Firefly designed and installed part of the power infrastructure for Secret Garden Party Festival in 2014.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone launch

We helped experiential agency Undercurrent to launch Samsung’s new smash hit smart phone through Vodafone.

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Telecoms sector

Below you can find a number of projects we have worked on with our partners in the telecoms sector.

Firefly Hybrid Power Generator deployed to power telecoms mast.

Firefly powers a mast next to a wildlife area

Firefly’s HPGs achieve a 54% reduction of diesel generator running time next to an important wildlife area.

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