Here Comes The Sun! Inventor Paul Droege On The Power of Crowdfunding and Solar Energy

A majority of Americans consider solar power to be their #1 energy choice but it still makes up less than 1% of total energy production in the US. Paul Droege and his team, along with a rapidly growing base of supporters, have set out to change that. SunPort is their remarkable new device that lets you use the power of the sun without having to install solar panels.

Paul set out to raise $75,000 on Kickstarter and, just 30 days later, around 1,700 clean-energy enthusiasts had contributed more than $120,000.

Sunport has also been named “Start-up of the Year” by the Consumer Electronic Association. And Forbes magazine has chosen Sunport as its #1 tech-related Christmas item. A perfect stocking stuffer…

Thanks for listening!

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Links and things mentioned in this show

SunPort – Kickstarter campaign page

SunPort – Website

SunPort on Facebook

SunPort on YouTube

Technica Communications – PR and Marketing firm used by SunPort

@sunport – SunPort on Twitter

Leveraxe – Kickstarter campaign page (guest pick)

Words to live by

Crowdfunding is a great way to connect with people. This is what life is really all about.

Paul’s thoughts on crowdfunding

The Crowd Scene theme music is by Kim Boekbinder. Special thanks also to Jim Fowler.