Altergy and Multiquip Provide Eco-Friendly Lighting for Golden Globe Awards

Folsom, CA - Celebrities arriving at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards program in Beverly Hills walked the red carpet under environmentally clean lighting provided by Multiquip and Altergy.

Powered by an Altergy zero emissions Freedom Power fuel cell system, the lighting was delivered by Multiquip's self-contained Earthsmart portable light tower. Altergy's hydrogen-powered fuel cells provide clean and quiet "off the grid" electricity while Multiquip's high-efficiency plasma lighting system can illuminate an area approximately the size of a football field.

Altergy fuel cells also will provide clean electrical power for numerous other Golden Globe Award electrical demands.

The Golden Globe Awards, televised by NBC on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. Eastern and 5 p.m. Pacific, were seen by millions in more than 160 countries worldwide and is one of the top three most-watched awards shows on television. In its 68th year, it is one of the few awards ceremonies for both television and motion-picture achievements.

"We're excited to have our Earthsmart system being used at such a high-profile event," said Torsten Erbel, vice president product management, engineering and customer support for Multiquip. "It's a great fit for this type of application where there’s a premium on clean quiet operation, safety and high efficiency."

The Earthsmart system was used for the first time ever at the March 2010 Academy Awards ceremony. The eco-friendly system now is scheduled for use at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild and GRAMMY awards, and will also again be in operation at the 83rd Academy Awards program, as well as at upcoming NASA Space Shuttle launches.

"This application demonstrates the versatility and range of usages for our Freedom Power fuel-cell systems," said Eric Metter, Altergy's president and chief executive officer. "We've established a strong base in telecommunications in recent years and the adoption of our clean power systems by the Golden Globe Awards and Oscars shows our ability to provide new and exciting eco-friendly solutions to today's numerous growing power demands."

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