Revolutionizing Hollywood: The rise of Hydrogen power in Film Production

H2OnSet’s HGDWS 165 ST generator offers an eco-friendly alternative to diesel generators, providing clean, quiet, and sustainable power for film and TV sets.

The film industry is undergoing a green revolution, and at the forefront of this change is H2OnSet with its HGDWS 165 ST generator. This hydrogen-powered generator offers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional diesel generators, providing all the electricity needed for location shoots without the environmental impact. Designed specifically for the film and TV industry, the HGDWS 165 ST generator delivers a sustained AC power output of 165 kW, meeting the standard requirements for North American productions. What sets this generator apart is its zero-emission operation, thanks to hydrogen fuel cells, making it a quiet and clean power solution for Hollywood sets.

The journey towards this innovation began with a partnership between H2OnSet and Sommers Generator Systems, aiming to create a sustainable power solution for the film and TV industry. With the support of the climate tech accelerator, Third Derivative, and the Clean Mobile Power Cohort initiated by Netflix and The Walt Disney Company, H2OnSet’s hydrogen generator has garnered significant industry recognition and support. This initiative underscores the industry’s commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint.


The need for sustainable alternatives in power generation is evident, given the environmental impact of diesel generators. Diesel exhaust contains toxic air contaminants, and diesel generators contribute significantly to institutions’ carbon footprints. The global portable diesel generator market is projected to reach billions, highlighting the urgency of transitioning to cleaner alternatives.

While the initial production cost of hydrogen generators may be higher than diesel generators, the long-term environmental and cost benefits are substantial. As technology advances and economies of scale come into play, the cost of sustainable solutions is expected to decrease, making them more accessible to various industries. The HGDWS 165 ST generator represents a significant step towards a greener future for Hollywood and beyond, showcasing the potential of hydrogen power in revolutionizing the film industry’s energy landscape.