SEATTLE (Nov 26, 2014  PDF Press Release) — “Have phone and light power any time anywhere – it’s Energy Security” says Hydrobee President, Burt Hamner.  He has a convincing solution because the Global Cleantech Cluster Association, representing over 10,000 cleantech companies, has named Hydrobee SPC a Top 3 Water Technology company for its Personal Power Plant.  Hydrobee will receive its award and present its vision and product on December 3 at the 5th European Cleantech Investing Seminar in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Hydrobee is capitalizing on its recognition by crowdfunding its product development on IndieGoGo, one of the world’s leading sites, and offering product discounts to early backers. Funds raised will produce the first Hydrobee personal power plants for delivery in 2015.

The Hydrobee “personal power plant” is introducing the world’s most versatile USB charging system for phone and light power anytime anywhere.  The can-size device can be recharged by flowing water, wind, open fires and wood stoves, bikes, hand cranks, solar panels, farm carts or anything that moves.  With its built-in networking card it is affordable by micro-financing to hundreds of millions of people in emerging markets who lack regular electricity.

“This is great recognition from international experts who recognize the huge scale of our potential,” says Burt Hamner, President of Hydrobee SPC.  “The global reach of the GCCA will help us reach tens of millions of customers who lives will improve greatly when they have their own reliable clean energy source.”

Hydrobee has already won awards in the American Startup Challenge of the Kauffman Foundation, the Business for Good contest of the Social Enterprise Alliance and the Innovative World Technologies Contest from the SXSW V2Venture conference.  More information is available at www.hydrobee.com .   Back Hydrobee now on IndieGoGo!