Tottenham Hotspur sparks new partnership with VivoPower

Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur has named VivoPower its official battery technology partner as part of a sustainable energy partnership.

The agreement will see the NASDAQ-listed sustainable energy solutions provider conduct a review of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as well as the club’s training facilities, to assess how the team can work towards its goal of becoming a net zero carbon enterprise.

Furthermore, the firm will supply Spurs with a large, solid state battery with a three megawatt capacity, with the intention of balancing and guaranteeing the power supply to the team’s home ground.

This project will also see VivoPower develop a full sustainable energy solution at the team’s training centre, consisting of battery storage, rooftop solar panels, custom microgrid controls and electrical infrastructure.

In exchange, the energy supplier will benefit from extensive marketing rights, including visibility on digital signage at Spurs home matches as well as regular content on the club’s social media channels to advertise VivoPower’s international presence and operations.

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,” said Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director of Tottenham Hotspur.

“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.

“It is the first partnership of its kind within the world of football and shows the 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.”

2019 Champions League runners-up Spurs were recently named the greenest club in the premier League, following a collaborative study by the United Nations-backed Sport Positive Summit and BBC Sport.

The club is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Change Action Framework and last year became a founding partner of Count Us In, a global movement aiming to mobilise one billion people in the fight against climate change.

Kevin Chin, Executive Chairman and CEO of VivoPower, added: “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.”

In addition to its various sustainable energy partnerships, Tottenham Hotspur have also established an ecological habitat across its training centre by planting thousands of new and semi-mature trees as well as tens of thousands of plants, hedges and flowers.

“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,” Chin continued.

“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.”