To put this milestone into perspective, 1 GWh of solar energy is enough to charge 100 million cell phones, or the amount of energy needed to produce 5 million bottles of beer. Company co-founder Don Hicks quipped, “If gigawatts were ‘Jigowatts’, we’re almost Back to the Future!”
Co-founder & CEO Paul Droege said, “It's quite remarkable we've already reached this milestone, considering how simple our concept is. Each SunPort user consumes about 10X more solar energy than a typical American, so even with our current number of users, we are already making a difference. At this rate, if 10% of Americans used SunPorts, we would double US solar consumption. Now we just need to grow the movement!”
SunPort empowers users to plug in and use 100% solar on demand without owning panels, which makes solar an easy and affordable lifestyle choice for anyone. It reduces personal energy impact, accelerates solar development and helps fund solar for non-profits. The team is currently exploring how to implement this technology in other connected devices.
SunPort is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn more at www.sunport.co
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