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Our Story

The quick and dirty version

The journey towards building a better energy future began when our founder lived in a small Newfoundland community without consistent access to a power grid. Many communities and work sites around the world rely on polluting gas generators and burning biomass for fuel—alternatives that are terrible not only for the environment but for human health as well.  

This awareness of energy poverty lead to the realization that there’s a better way to provide the world with clean, portable energy. In 2013, Growing Greener Innovations became a reality, with the goal of providing a greener, quieter and affordable alternative to gas-powered generators and biomass burning. Since then, we’ve created game-changing technology that’s the first-of-its-kind. A plug-and-play, scalable and technician-free system means that anyone, anywhere can have access to power. It can be recharged using multiple inputs—from solar power, to hydro to kinetic, meaning that it adapts to your environment and the type of energy available to you. We believe that this system will enable people across the globe to take control of their energy situation.

Our mission as a company is to empower people and eliminate energy poverty. For good.

Ending energy poverty around the world

Grid infrastructure is expensive and fragile, and in some places its unreliable, vulnerable to natural disasters or doesn’t exist at all. This has resulted in billions of people with limited or no access to the electricity they need. In bypassing the need for grid infrastructure, the Grengine™ Power System makes sustainable energy accessible. The lower costs of production and set-up means that power can be made available to all socio-economic groups around the world.

By creating an independent, technician-free and portable energy system, we’re working to ensure that everyone, everywhere can have access to power that works for them, their communities and our planet.

Energy Poverty

What does Energy Poverty mean?

More than 1.2 Billion people in the world are at energy tier zero. They live by candlelight. 

More than 2.6 Billion people still need to burn biomass to generate energy for cooking. 

More than half the world's population lives with insufficient energy supply, limited times for energy access, and rampant blackouts.

What is the result of energy poverty?

Low education
Electrification in schools allows classes to be taught early in the morning and late at night, it enables the use of modern technologies like the internet and televisions in classrooms, have better staff retention, and outperform non-electrified schools in key educational factors. 

Poor health
Low, or no access to energy results in the burning of biomass for cooking. Many hours are spent, primarily by women, gathering biomass for energy production, then cooking in enclosed spaces (with children nearby). This significantly increases acute respiratory infections, lung cancer, asthma, and other related diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports more than two million deaths a year (primarily women and children) resulting from long-term exposure to indoor air pollution. 

Low economic opportunity 
Energy access and economic growth have been shown to be directly correlated. 

Energy poverty leads to limited communications and exacerbated urbanization in the search for better quality of life.

Barriers to accessing energy

Cost
The high cost of generation, distribution, and connection to convention grids (large or micro) are extremely high and beyond the means of a large portion of the world’s population. 

Location
Remote areas, islands, and areas with low natural resources make it even more difficult to access modern conventional energy sources. 

Resiliency 
In areas frequented by storms and various natural disasters, power systems are often damaged or destroyed. 

Mobility
Those with the greatest barriers to accessing energy are also typically those who have to travel (often great distances) to access water, education, work, etc. Energy is also needed in these travelled-to areas, requiring the energy this power to also be mobile. 

Technical assistance
Limited access to technicians or the ability to acquire technical skills makes accessing energy difficult or reliant on outside assistance—which isn’t always possible.