Tottenham Hotspur get the power
Tottenham Hotspur have announced their new 'Official Battery Technology Partner'
Sustainable energy solutions brand VivoPower International has become the ‘Official Battery Technology Partner’ of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the 2021-22 season.
The deal come in two parts: a cash consideration for marketing rights and a supply deal for the stadium and training centre.
The marketing rights will grant the brand visibility on digital signage at Tottenham Hotspur home matches and regular content on the club’s social media channels to amplify VivoPower’s purpose and presence to a global audience.
In terms of the supply rights, it is envisaged VivoPower will provide a large, solid state battery at the stadium to balance and guarantee the venue’s power supply. Sustainable energy products, including rooftop solar panels, battery storage, custom microgrid controls and electrical infrastructure, will also be designed for the club’s training centre.
VivoPower will now undertake a review of the club’s stadium and training centre to explore future ideas that could help the club accelerate towards becoming a net zero carbon business.
Donna-Maria Cullen, executive director, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are committed to minimising the environmental impacts of our activities across all operations in addition to using our global reach and appeal to raise awareness of the issue of climate change.
“It [the deal] is the first partnership of its kind within the world of football and shows club’s intent to reduce its carbon emissions. The work of companies like VivoPower with businesses like ours could be seen in years to come as an essential part of limiting the impacts of climate change.”
Kevin Chin, executive chairman and chief executive of VivoPower, said the agreement with Spurs would be its first full suite SES (sustainable energy solutions) deal, its first deal involving infrastructure assets and its first SES deal in the UK. “Both the stadium and training ground projects will serve as perfect ambassadors for VivoPower’s work as we grow rapidly and help decarbonise businesses across the UK and all major international markets,” he said
Spurs was recently named the Premier League’s greenest club following a study carried out by BBC Sport – the sports arm of the UK public broadcaster – and the UN-backed Sport Positive Summit.