Tottenham Hotspur, renowned as the English Premier League's greenest club, is taking its commitment to clean energy to the next level by teaming up with VivoPower as its official battery technology partner.
VivoPower is one of the world's most trusted sustainable energy solutions (SES) providers. The company enables businesses to integrate cutting-edge battery technology into their day-to-day operations.
The exclusive two-year agreement will see the Spurs and VivoPower exploring solutions that will help the club reduce the environmental impact of its activities and, ultimately, become a net zero carbon business.
Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director of Tottenham Hotspur, said: "Science points towards an urgent need for businesses to decarbonise, and the club is always open to new technologies and innovations to help achieve this core aim."
The agreement with VivoPower is the first partnership of its kind within the world of football and shows the Spurs' goal to maintain its status as the greenest club in the league. "The work of companies like VivoPower with businesses like ours could be seen in years to come as an essential part of limiting the impact of climate change," she added.
VivoPower aims to incorporate a large, solid-state battery with a capacity of more than 3 MW at the Spurs' stadium to bolster the venue's clean energy supply. The battery company is also looking to install rooftop solar panels, battery storage, custom microgrid controls, and electrical infrastructure at the training centre.
Kevin Chin, Executive Chairman and CEO of VivoPower, commented: "We are delighted to be working with Tottenham Hotspur on what would be our first full suite SES deal, our first deal involving infrastructure assets and our first SES deal in the UK. Tottenham not only has a fantastic history and heritage as one of the world's pre-eminent football clubs, but also tops the Sport Positive Rankings as the English Premier League’s most sustainable club.
"As VivoPower is a certified B Corporation, we have to be sure that our partners share our goals and ethos. Given Tottenham's excellent sustainability credentials, we know we're partnering with a sports business that shares our values and vision.
"Our deal encompasses all aspects of our sustainable energy solutions which are available to all corporates looking to decarbonise far more rapidly than their competitors. We hope to assist Tottenham by delivering a turnkey SES outcome that enables the club to accelerate towards net zero carbon status.
"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."