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Batteries and Sustainability

We are thinking hard about the problem of dead batteries polluting the world.   Our GenerBee has Lithium-Ion batteries, just like phone batteries.  When they finally die after about 500 recharges, what happens to them?   This problem is being addressed by a relatively...

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Hydrobee at Seattle Startup Week

On Oct. 4, Seattle Startup Week is featuring Hydrobee founder Burt Hamner sharing lessons on "The Evolution of How Things Get Made" based on his journey making renewable energy products. It's free and if you are thinking of making a product,you'll learn from from...

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Firebee Stovetop Charger featured at ETHOSCON

Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS) is a non-profit organization for appropriate technology that holds annual conference on Clean Cookstoves.  Most of their presentations for last 10 years are online and are maybe the best single...

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Market Reports: Micro Renewables vs Grid Power

Results of a 2013 study of the market potential for distributed micro-renewables like Hydrobee have been published by Norplan, a Norwegian consulting firm. “NORPLAN Study: Cost Competitivness of Rural Electrification Solutions“ “Cost-benefit analysis of rural...

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Showtime in Seattle

Hydrobee is exhibiting at the SURF Expo on June 18, 2-6 pm, in downtown Seattle.   Over 100 startup companies are showcasing their products and initiatives.   Over 700 attendees are expected.  We will have a table shared with our production partner DA International...

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