As Coloradans, our minds are on the victims of last week’s flooding of the Front Range. Those who lost their homes, lost their livelihoods, those who were stranded for days without power while they awaited rescue. While we can’t prevent much of what weather systems force upon us, we can prepare in some ways. Now, supplying emergency power is becoming less of an obstacle.
In our Energy 101 episode this week, our guests are Gerry Demple and Andrew Goei from Aspect Solar. Aspect Solar is a Colorado company, based in Bloomfield that pioneers real portable solar energy solutions that bring power to the point of need. We love that phrase!
Aspect Solar’s technologies have been in the making for more than a decade. At the time, the idea was bigger than the available technology, particularly from a cost standpoint. Over time, the company focused on acquiring patents and incorporating the company and now that technology has advanced the SunSocket solar generator and the PowerBar 250 are available. Both ready to deploy in either in an emergency or simply a matter of convenience.
Further genius behind the design of these units, beyond the portability, is lifespan and functionality. The PowerBar has an expected lifespan of ten years, thanks to a lithium ion phosphate internal battery that won’t corrode like other batteries. The SunSocket solar generator is packed in the size of a briefcase, with solar tracking panels that automatically seek and follow the sun.
The possible applications for both units are endless, from military installations to camping and car rides, and of course emergency power in a time of need.
You will definitely want to here the entire interview to learn more. Listen to the entire program Saturday at 10:00 AM on KNUS 710 – Please let us know what you think of our program, either by commenting here or on Facebook at Connect & Collaborate with ICOSA or join the discussion on Twitter @ICOSAMagazine.