Part of the larger Oval Space of event venues, The Pickle Factory is one of its three locations and the first to be going completely off-grid, in partnership with Transporter Energy, in its new 2020 pledge to green living.
Home to bespoke events and a true party central, The Pickle Factory has housed many live music events with its exceptional acoustics, as well as corporate events from the likes of Google, Forza, Fjord Network and Joypad. The venue, which is also used by the BBC for live recordings, is entering a new venture in 2020 with the whole venue, from lighting and security to sounds systems and all the entertainment, going green with Transporter Energy’s lithium iron phosphate batteries.
Transporter Energy is the UK seller of the world’s most efficient lithium iron phosphate batteries. These batteries are the safest and highest tested deep cycle batteries on the UK market, and the only ones to be independently tested by Intertek in the USA to the highest standard.
For its project with The Pickle Factory, Transporter Energy’s lithium iron phosphate batteries will be used to replace any need for mains electricity and will be linked up to solar panels for not just a greener, but a more renewable energy source.
Work at The Pickle Factory will commence late January 2020 with the other two Oval Space locations following suit in the coming months.
Justin Richardson, Technical Director at Transporter Energy, commented, “Working alongside The Pickle Factory and Oval Space as a whole is a great venture that we’re really enjoying. It’s brilliant to see such a large venue wanting to watch their footprint on this Earth and choosing to take a step towards being completely green. This also means all their events will be 0% carbon, eco friendly events which is unheard of elsewhere across the country.
“At a time where climate change and being environmentally friendly is a focal point in our media and lives in general, these are the changes that are needed to save the planet we live on.” added Justin.
Transporter Energy’s lithium iron phosphate batteries have a number of uses and can be built into bespoke projects for whatever your eco-friendly desire may be, wherever that’s off-grid living, turning an office 0% carbon or anything else.
You can find out more about Transporter Energy’s lithium iron phosphate batteries by exploring our website, and more about The Pickle Factory here.
(All images courtesy of Adrian
Arm Power and Lithium Iron Fuels
A Trip Across the
Thursday 16th January, 2020
Four rowers, three charities, two oceans, one year – the Monkey Fist Adventures’ 2020 Brain Waves challenge. With this unbelievably demanding and testing challenge Monkey Fist Adventures is raising money and awareness for three deserving charities: European Parkinson’s Disease Association, Combat Stress - a charity for veterans with mental health, and RAFT - Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust.
The mission, which set off on January 5th 2020 from Lanzarote on the 3,200 mile crossing across the Atlantic towards Antigua, however doesn’t stop just at its money raising factors. It is also going for two incredible world firsts; the first female to row across two oceans in the same year, and the first female to row non-stop, continent to continent between Australia and Africa.
Each crossing is made up of four crew rowing members; Billy Taylor and Alex Mason will be there for both, joined by Scott Butler and Liz Dennett, who has young onset Parkinson’s disease, on the Atlantic Ocean crossing and then John Haskell, who has PTSD, and Rachel Hearn for the Indian Ocean.
In awe of such a trip, numerous companies have stepped forward to support the Brain Waves challenge, including Transporter Energy to help power the boat whilst it raises vital funds and awareness for each charity.
Transporter Energy’s partnership to Monkey Fist Adventures’ Brain Waves challenge comes in the form of a two lithium iron phosphate batteries and integrated solar panels. These batteries will make the trip both more practical and safer and will be used to run all the vital equipment on the boat consistently throughout the entire trip; this includes radios and communications, navigation, lights and the ability to create blogs for followers of the mission.
Compared to the lead acid batteries previously used by the team, these pioneering batteries provide double the power and also save approximately 20kg of weight allowing for more vital equipment and food to be carried, a crucial factor when out at sea. What’s more, each 1kg of weight dropped, saves approximately one day of rowing due to the water level lowering on the boat.
Speaking on the significance of this challenge, Billy Hayes, who is leading the ground team and social media channels throughout, commented, “For even the hardiest of souls, this would be a phenomenal challenge, and that is where the Brain Waves challenge turns from amazing to phenomenal.
“They will then ship the boat directly to Australia where they will once again push off, rowing in the same shift pattern all the way across the Indian ocean to Mombasa in Kenya. No-one in the world has ever rowed non-stop from mainland Australia to mainland Africa, let alone attempt to do two oceans in one year. A phenomenal expedition,” he added.
Rob Matthews, Director of Transporter Energy, commented, “We’re proud to be able to get involved and support this challenge for three great causes, all of which are more than deserving of the money and awareness this will provide for them.
“It is also a huge pleasure to be able to support, and hopefully make this challenge slightly more comfortable for those involved. Who quite frankly are doing something incredibly demanding on their bodies that most of us could never even dream of achieving,” added Rob.
The World’s Fastest Zip Line Goes Completely Off-Grid
Wednesday 8th January, 2020
Exhilarating speeds, new heights and exciting adventures are what Zip World is most renowned for.
But now, this acclaimed centre of fun is even more desirable with a new venture into green energy
with Transporter Energy’s lithium iron phosphate batteries.
Zip World currently has three locations in Wales, with the main being in Penrhyn Quarry - once the
world’s largest slate quarry and now home to the world’s fastest zip line and the world’s largest
mobile zip line, along with quarry karting and quarry tours. This is the first location that Transporter
Energy will be taking completely off-grid, with much of the security system already running
completely free of mains electricity with environmentally-friendly Transporter Energy solutions.
Work is already in full swing and over the coming months this off-grid project will continue, with
each generator being replaced by lithium iron phosphate batteries for both a cleaner and quieter
energy source. Each 6kV generator currently used by Zip World produces copious amounts of CO2
emissions every hour it is running, meaning Zip World will reduce its Carbon footprint significantly
with every generator that is replaced by a battery bank. By the end of the project, Transporter
Energy will be powering the full mountain adventures, including the security systems and zip lines.
Whilst a green energy source is one of the most desirable reasons why Zip World has chosen this
revolutionary energy source, Transporter Energy’s lithium iron phosphate batteries also allow for
other green power sources such as solar and wind power to be incorporated.
Transporter Energy’s lithium iron phosphate batteries have a vast array of uses, from leisure vehicle
and marine batteries, to powering emergency services and power backups, the possibilities are
endless. What’s more, these batteries are far safer than any other solution out there, with no risk of
explosion or overheating.
Justin Richardson, Technical Director at Transporter Energy, commented on the partnership with Zip
World, “It has been an exciting year for us here at Transporter Energy with so many new projects
taking off, but undoubtedly this is one of the most exciting to date. We’re thrilled to be taking these
adrenaline-fuelled activities into a much greener future.
Working alongside such a world renowned company with fun at the centre of what it does, it’s
amazing to see them taking a focus on renewable energy, and with the ever-growing demands of the
public for green energy, it’s of paramount importance in this world we live.” added Justin.
From the 13th to 22nd September 2019 Transporter Energy attended the renowned Southampton International Boat Show for the first time with huge success. Across the incredible ten-day event we met many new faces and helped many of you plan a greener and more efficient boating journey with our lithium iron phosphate batteries.
The Southampton International Boat Show runs for ten days each September and attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. With everything from boating supplies, clothing, equipment and even displays with the chance to get on the water, the event has been famous for many years.
With this year being the 51st annual show, we were delighted to offer Transporter Energy lithium iron phosphate batteries to such a huge array of visitors, all of which were impressed by our offering.
For the event we teamed up with Gecko Energy and Marina Boats to showcase an eco-friendly fully lithium iron phosphate powered houseboat which attracted heaps of attention across the event.
Additionally, Captain Brian from SV Delos, which we have sponsored with a lithium iron phosphate power solution, joined us on stand for two days to talk about how his boat has benefitted from our batteries and to also share stories from the world-famous sailing boat.
Join us next year at the 52nd annual Southampton International Boat Show from 11th to 20th September 2020.
(image courtesy of British Marine)
Southampton International Boat Show
Look out for the Transporter Energy stand
Monday 1st September, 2019
Look out for the Transporter Energy stand at the Southampton International Boat Show from the 13th to the 22nd of September 2019 on stand J184 in the Ocean Hall. If you are visiting the show, come and visit us to see our lithium-iron phosphate batteries firsthand and to discuss their uses onboard your vessel. Throughout the show we will be showcasing an eco-friendly fully lithium iron phosphate powered demonstration houseboat by Marina Boats in collaboration with Gecko Energy.
Lithium iron phosphate batteries are ideal for marine applications thanks to their enhanced safety and construction; with no dangerous gases or acid to leak they are well suited to long term voyages, plus their lightweight construction saves valuable space on board.
Visit Transporter Energy on stand J184 in Ocean Hall for more information on our reliable lithium iron phosphate batteries and to learn more about our partners within the marine sector.
You can find out more about Marina Boats by visiting them on stand M011 at the Southampton Boat Show (outside in the marina), or by visiting their website.
Plus, for fans of the SV Delos sailing boat powered by Transporter Energy’s lithium iron batteries, you can meet Captain Brian at the Southampton Boat Show on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September. Brian will be discussing their expedition to Svalbard on their Transporter Energy powered boat, as well as funding the boat and crew when out at sea through social media. They are offering a fantastic two for £27 deal on tickets for the show when you use the code SVD27, which is a huge saving of around £70. Be quick though – offer ends Thursday 12th September and there is only a limited supply of tickets available. We look forward to seeing you there!
A silent festival solution
Transporter Energy is powering festivals with silent green power
Transporter Energy is powering festivals with silent green power
Thursday 07th August, 2019
Transporter Energy has teamed up with East Staging, a partner of Bose, to power concerts, festivals and a range of other events with their silent green energy.
East Staging, a company supplying sound equipment, stage hire, PA line array and other equipment for corporate events, fashion shows, festivals and more, has chosen Transporter Energy’s lithium-ion batteries to power its huge multi TV flat screen displays.
Previously these screens, comprised of 32 linked flat screen TVs, have been powered by large generators which required untold amounts of fuel and produced a lot of noise whilst also requiring constant monitoring in case of overheating and requiring to be refuelled. Now with Transporter Energy’s lithium-ion batteries, the screens produce no noise and require no fuel, maintenance or monitoring once set up. Additionally, with lithium-ion batteries the screens can be linked to some portable solar panels for extended periods of use.
As well as allowing East Staging to use green energy for the power supply to its flat screen displays, Transporter Energy’s lithium-ion batteries completely reduce the risk of any overheating or engine failure, and have an extremely fast ability to recharge to keep the screens running for optimum time, and have the ability to run completely flat and still recharge, among other benefits.
“We’re overwhelmed by the power we now have at our disposal. It really has enabled us to set out on a self-sustaining, unassisted and independent journey,” added Lisa.
Lithium-Iron Powering a Four Wheeled Journey Across the World
Thursday 18th July, 2019
In a promising new kit sponsorship deal, Transporter Energy will be supporting Four Wheeled Nomad, two content creators who are location independent on their latest adventure called The Mega Transect. Transporter Energy has supplied lithium-ion batteries for the vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Hilux, affectionately called White Rhino, in the all-terrain Cape to Cape venture across the globe starting in the UK through Europe and down the African continent.
Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford, the two adventurers behind Four Wheeled Nomad are media professionals; Lisa is a travel writer whilst Jason is a photographer, filmmaker and commercial drone pilot. But what makes these two unique is that they are always on location and travelling from one unique place to the next. This started on two dual sports motorcycles, when the couple branded themselves as Two Wheeled Nomad, and from 2014 to 2018 rode over 80,000 miles from Antarctica to the Artic whilst writing inspiring content and photographing the unbelievable sights along the way.
In Spring this year (2019), the duo embarked on The Mega Transect in their first 4WD. This is where Transporter Energy’s lithium-ion batteries have joined to make the journey a reliable one with no worries about power. Transporter’s lithium-ion batteries will assist in the trip starting in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, expanding across Europe and Scandinavia to visit Germany, Sweden and Iceland among other countries, before heading down to explore the African continent and ending up in South Africa. The trip will involve travelling through every weather condition imaginable, from ice and snow to blazing heats, as well as involve navigating across some very challenging terrains such as dirt tracks, rocks, snow and ice.
Lisa commented, “Because of Transporter Energy’s unbelievable support we have the power to keep all of our smartphones, laptops, USB devices, drone batteries and more fully charged, which previously has been a huge struggle.
We’re overwhelmed by the power we now have at our disposal. It really has enabled us to set out on a self-sustaining, unassisted and independent journey,” added Lisa.
With 20x faster charging, 10x more life and 200% longer power than traditional leisure batteries, these Transporter Energy lithium-ion batteries allow for complete confidence from the Four Wheeled Nomad team in their power supplies and its reliability.
These pioneering batteries are also much safer compared to their lead acid alternatives. Lithium-ion phosphate batteries completely eliminate the risk of overheating and explosions which would be catastrophic in the White Rhino, especially in such secluded spots away from home.
What’s more, Transporter Energy’s lithium-ion batteries provide green power and each battery is 100% recyclable, allowing Lisa and Jason to protect the environment they’re travelling through which is essential on such a far-out journey.
Rob Matthews, director of Transporter Energy, commented on the sponsorship, “We’re always looking for new sponsorship and partnership opportunities and when we heard about Four Wheeled Nomad it really was the perfect partnership.
“Our lithium-ion leisure batteries are designed to last much longer than traditional batteries and provide ample power for this type of adventure, so this really gives them chance to prove themselves.
“Here at Transporter Energy we’re excited to watch the challenging journey progress and show just how well our batteries deliver in these remote environments,” added Rob.
Transporter Energy powering against the plastic problem
eXXpedition Around the World
Tuesday 25th June, 2019
With such a large presence of single-use plastic issues in the world’s media, Transporter Energy is delighted to be sponsoring a pioneering movement into raising awareness of these ever-growing devastating problems.
Transporter Energy has embarked on a sponsorship partnership with Emily Penn on her challenging eXXpedition all geared towards raising awareness of the dreadful impacts of single use plastic.
Emily’s eXXpedition is a run of all-female sailing voyages across the world, geared towards raising awareness of, and solutions for, the devastating environmental and health impacts of single-use plastic and toxins in the oceans.
As a company, Transporter Energy is committed to reducing its use of single use plastic to improve and retain the quality of our planet and oceans. Transporter Energy lithium-ion batteries are 100% recyclable and customers can return them free of charge to be recycled and help to preserve the wonderful wildlife for future generations. That’s why, this sponsorship of Emily’s pioneering eXXpedition is naturally a great opportunity and aligns with Transporter Energy and its lithium-ion batteries.
Transporter Energy will be sponsoring Emily’s vessel for the 2019 - 2021 eXXpedition around the world. This vital sponsorship will allow Emily to be completely focussed on the task at hand whilst being confident in the reliability of her boat, thanks to the supreme lithium-ion batteries.
For such an adventurous voyage it is essential that Emily has the highest level and most reliable power source equipment available. The lithium-ion batteries are extremely lightweight at just 13KG, a vital component for such a demanding journey, and also much safer than lead acid batteries with no risk of explosion or overcharging, a potential catastrophic issue out at seas.
Emily is co-founder of eXXpedition which was originally started in 2014 and has been focussed on its mission to raise awareness of single-use plastic and its impact on women’s health ever-since. The eXXpedition around the world voyage is set to run from October 2019 until September 2021 with 30 voyages and 300 women all covering over 38,000 nautical miles; exploring the plastics and toxins in our oceans, along with the overwhelming health impacts they are having.
The team at Transporter Energy is thrilled to be able to support such a vital eXXpedition with its market leading lithium-ion leisure batteries and is looking forward to following the news and findings as the eXXpedition moves through the 38 locations.
Transporter Energy is working with events and festival company, East Staging, to provide a clean, silent alternative to noisy, polluting generators.
Eight lithium-ion batteries stored in a protective container will be used as a portable power source at future events.
The battery bank will provide power for the company’s awesome Bose sound systems, as well as TV screens and other auxiliary power needs.
This system solves a number of issues usually associated with traditional petrol- or diesel-powered generators. As well as completely eliminating running noise and exhaust fumes, there is no difficulty in starting the unit, no need to refuel and no maintenance. This means that as well as reducing the impact on the local environment, it takes much less manpower to operate.
Transporter Energy lithium-ion batteries are proving the perfect solution for the company as they provide clean, silent power, which is perfect for the sort of events hosted by East Staging. As well as festivals and large-scale outdoor events, the batteries will be used to provide power at weddings in marquees for lighting, music systems and bars; the last place you would want a noisy generator throwing out fumes.
Because lithium-ion batteries can provide up to 4 times the power output of traditional lead acid batteries, this is now and effective and sustainable way to manage power supply needs in any environment.
Ice and easy
Transporter Energy powers arctic expeditions
Friday 1st March, 2019
When your life literally depends on your equipment, you have to choose the most reliable option.
No one knows that better than David Scott Cowper – the renowned British yachtsman who was the first man to sail solo around the world in both directions and was also the first to successfully sail around the world via the Northwest Passage single-handed.
He is currently in the process of overhauling his boat – the Polar Bound - and it was while at the Southampton Boat Show in September 2018 that he first met the team from Transporter Energy. He has spent some considerable time sourcing the best power sources for his expeditions and we are delighted to say that after his extensive research he has chosen Transporter Energy lithium-ion batteries.
The Polar Bound is a self-righting, ice-class, 48ft aluminium boat built by New Century Marine of Rosneath in Scotland. It is this vessel in which David has completed three of his six circumnavigations, including via the Hecla and Fury Straits; the first time this passage has been navigated since its discovery in 1822.
David said of his choice to use Transporter Energy lithium-ion batteries, that it was essential to find the right power sources as he can be in the arctic for months at a time, and an equipment failure could have catastrophic consequences and quite simply ‘my life depends on my equipment choice.’ Reliability and efficiency are paramount, and Transport energy batteries met his exacting standards in both of these areas.
Furthermore, the batteries are lightweight – up to 60% lighter than traditional lead-acid batteries; that is a significant factor onboard any vessel, let alone one travelling in such demanding environments.
The rugged, fully sealed units are durable and have a life expectancy of around 15 years, or 5000 discharge cycles.
The team at Transporter Energy are thrilled that David has selected our lithium-ion batteries above anything else available on the market and can’t wait to hear more details about his forthcoming expeditions.
Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine
What, no gas?
Wednesday 27th February, 2019
Caravan and Motorhome Club took a fully electric, gas-free prototype vehicle to show the amazing power of the Transporter Energy battery.
Gary Martin from the Caravan and Motorhome Club magazine took a specially converted Transporter Energy motorhome complete with lithium-ion battery array and Transporter energy pod for a spin.
The potential to travel completely off-grid without giving up any creature comforts is an increasingly appealing option. Read more about the benefits he discovered (including a tasty barbecued burger).
Edinburgh Premier Inn becomes first battery-powered hotel in UK
Monday 7th January, 2019
We love a story that demonstrates the power of lithium-ion (even when the batteries in question are not from Transporter Energy!)
A Premier Inn in Edinburgh has become the first hotel in the UK to be powered by battery, saving them up to £20,00 per year and reducing their carbon footprint. Discover the whole story here
Rave reviews from Nordhavn Yachts
Thursday 27th September, 2018
Whilst at the Southampton Boat Show, Dan Streech of Nordhavn came to visit our stand. Nordhavn Yachts offer trawler-style motor yachts, with exceptional designer interiors and a fantastic reputation as blue water boats.
Based in California, Dan has been dealing with our USA manufacturer and CEO direct, and has been discussing how much he loves our lithium batteries that he is having them fitted into his own RV.
Along with this, Dan has commented on these batteries on multiple blog posts and has demonstrated just how light our batteries really are on our stand at the Boat Show, weighing in at just 13kg! If you'd like to find out more, you can vist Nordvahn Yachts here.
As a producer of industrial batteries we are required, under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, to take back waste batteries. The end user can return them to us free of charge for treatment and recycling.
The chemical composition of these batteries is Lithium Iron Phosphate LiFePO4.
We take this responsibility very seriously and work with Battery Back to provide these recycling services. You can find out more on their website
To find out more or arrange for the return of your batteries, please contact us on
01323 405 375