Discussions on Going Green, Sustainable Solar, & Practical Preparedness. SUNRNR of Virginia manufactures and sells clean, silent, portable renewable energy generator power systems which store solar, wind, or water turbine energy in a rechargeable battery for off grid electricity or emergency backup power. We also work diligently to raise public awareness of energy issues, consumption, and conservation as well as championing the relationship of solar to preparedness and sustainability.
In 2004, SunRunr began as a spark of an idea. Now just twelve years later, our portable
Solar + Storage generator systems are making a global impact. From Virginia to the South Pacific, our
systems are providing off-grid, supplemental, and backup power to homes and
businesses. 2016 was a year that
highlighted our three key passions: providing portable renewable energy
solutions, championing discussions on energy issues and policy, and raising
public awareness of sustainability and preparedness.
In the SunRunner Sphere Blog this past year, we shared how
SunRunr owners around the world are Using the 4 Phases of Emergency Management to Weather a
Power Outage. SunRunr owner, Andrew P., gave us a front row seat in
this video he recorded as Hurricane Matthew tore
through the Caribbean. “Here we are in
the middle of Hurricane Matthew,” Andrew reported. “But the good thing is that
we have the SunRunr generator here giving us light, powering the refrigerator,
and running some fans.”
In calmer but uniquely difficult waters, our partners Alternative
Energy, Inc. incorporated a SunRunr generator within a custom,
off-grid solar solution on the island nation of Palau.
A fish hatchery powered by the sun is now up and running on the remote island.
September found SunRunr’s Jenny French at the 2016 StartUpAfrica Entrepreneurship Conference held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. French spoke on a panel discussing “Entrepreneurship in Africa: Now and in the Future.”
Raising Awareness of
Sustainability and Preparedness
SunRunr was nationally honored this year with the Federal
Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2016 Individual and Community Preparedness Award for
During an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., SunRunr and ten other
awardees were recognized for our innovative practices and programs that
contribute to making communities safer, better prepared, and more
resilient. During roundtable and
breakout discussions with high-level officials, recipients were asked to share
our success stories, lessons learned, and expertise. The two-day event gave us a lot to reflect on as we look to the future.
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