Goal Zero's inspiring story started in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While traveling through the DRC, plagued by war and political instability, founder Robert Workman became very affected by the number of people who had limited access to dependable power sources. Workman came home to the states and vowed to make people's lives in the DRC easier by finding new ways to supply them with dependable and portable energy. This is how Goal Zero was founded.
In addition to being a leading innovator in portable solar supply systems that powers a variety of USB, AC and DC devices, Goal Zero also donates its proceeds from each Goal Zero purchase to a non-profit organization called Tifie Humanitarian. Tifie, short for Teaching Individuals and Family Independence through Enterprise, focuses its energy and time to the principle that all individuals deserve the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.
How did Goal Zero get its name? It's simple: The company dreams that one day there will be ZERO illiteracy, ZERO poverty, and ZERO hunger. "Our spirit of giving back comes before our other goals - so in other words, it's our GOAL ZERO."
Energy is what powers our world. Whether you need to charge your cell phone because you're stranded in the middle of nowhere, juice up your iPad or laptop before an important meeting or need long-term power at basecamp, Goal Zero has what you need to get you and your devices up and running. Here's how it works: capture energy from the sun with efficient, lightweight solar panels, which gets stored by high capacity power packs to be used by you. All Goal Zero power systems are rugged and weather resistant, field tested for all kinds of applications.
Goal Zero offers a wide range of power kits, made to power both big and small gadgets. For small USB powered devices like cell phones, iPads or Kindles, try the Guide 10 Plus Mobile Kit or the Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit, which will fit right in your pocket. Not only can you capture energy from the sun with the included Nomad 3.5 Solar Panel, you can also recharge your power packs by plugging it to a computer.
For medium devices, choose the Escape 150 Adventure Kit, the Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit or the Sherpa 120 Adventure Kit, which are compact and lightweight, but strong enough to power a laptop. These kits provide enough juice to power your everyday needs for a longer stay in the outdoors.
For even larger devices or for extended stays in the wilderness, the Extreme 350 Adventure Kit, the Extreme 350 Explorer Kit or the Extreme 350 Base Camp Kit will fit your needs, great for powering camps, cabins, backyards or anywhere you need lighting. Highly efficient mono-crystalline solar panels comes in 30, 60 and 120 watts, collecting energy to fully charge power packs in as little as 6-12 hours. Large kits include the 400 watt Extreme UI inverter, which allows for wall outlet plugins in the woods.
In addition to offering amazing power kits, Goal Zero also offers a number of great accessories and lights. Inverters, power packs, rechargeable batteries and solar panels are all sold separately as well, allowing you to customize your kit or to upgrade your current system with ease. Be sure to check out Goal Zero's other great products like lanterns, flashlights, carrying cases, portable speakers and silicon sleeves to protect your power packs from dust and water, available in a wide variety of colors.
Goal Zero is the perfect solution to your outdoor energy needs. You'll also feel good to know that every Goal Zero purchase go towards educating and helping families in the most remote villages in Africa.