The solar panels that Leonardo DiCaprio brought to the Inception set
by Michael dEstries
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Back in May, we caught wind that Warner Bros was starting to use solar-powered generators to add a bit more green to film sets like Inception and other projects. Not surprisingly, is who pushed for that to happen.

“A lot of this movie (‘Inception’) was made with solar power,” Leonardo DiCaprio said in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “It’s the first movie I got to do with solar power. I had a conversation about it with Alan Horn, who’s the head of Warner Bros. The generators that we had on the set were all powered by solar energy. It’s going to be a big conversion to do stuff like that every day, not just in making movies but everything in the world.”

Those generators Horn eventually settled on are made by Pure Power Distribution. As I mentioned in my previous post, such a rig not only tracks the position of the sun for optimal efficiency, but also outputs 600 Amps/72,000 watts of “pure sine wave power with no noise, and no emissions”. That’s enough to keep about a ton of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere each day – along with the other 40 carcinogens found in diesel exhaust.

“We do a lot of things in the world that are wasteful,” Leo added. “We keep talking about this all the time. Hopefully, fingers crossed, with these small steps, we’ll make that transition on a much larger scale in the future.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Cris

    This is a great idea!

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  • Summer Houston

    That’s so great!!! Glad the movie industry is now utilizing the most powerful SUN!!

  • 7amody

    Great idea and a great effort from leo ..he really wants to save our asses anyway tap of the hat to Leonardo DiCaprio..

  • Armin

    He can see throu…! ….to the future!

  • Kourt

    I agree we need to take these steps in order to make a bigger change.

    Solar is the way to go!!

    Folks me on twitter @Quickinvestment

  • sammy warren

    leo I really respect and admire what you are doing this is great, I can only pray the the rest of the world catches on…..

  • Ilovekittehs

    So many thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio… I want to make a difference, but it’s hard to know where and how to start… He is one of the many celebrities trying to give everyday people ways to help. Go to and you’ll see what I’m talking about :) :) Keep it up Mr. DiCaprio!!!

  • Todd

    Really cool portable power rig . . . too bad it has to be pulled by, I assume, a big carbon-fired truck. :-(

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  • Anjum

    I am overjoyed to know about it atleast we will call it ‘am waching GREEN FILM. Yippie !!

  • Rosal Dela Victoria Gomez

    great idea great efforts from leo so more power to you for every steps you do!!!!

  • Cindy Lani Seaman

    Thank you so much Leonardo for this opportunity to express my gratitude for the awesome work you are doing to make this world a better place to live in. Bravo and God Bless and Keep you always.
    In His Love,
    Cindy Lani Seaman