Goal Zero and In-Q-Tel Sign Strategic Agreement to Develop Deployable Power Systems

Goal Zero has engineered an innovative approach to consumer power needs by utilizing the latest in solar and battery technology.

SALT LAKE CITY – June 12, 2013 – Goal Zero, a leader in portable, reliable solar power, announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is a non-profit, strategic investor that identifies, adapts, and delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S Intelligence Community.


"We've championed a new approach to the way consumers charge their essential devices," said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero. "Being able to develop those same, easy-to-use solutions for IQT's government customers will give us the opportunity to expand our reach to other relevant markets and continue our mission of powering the world."

Goal Zero has engineered an innovative approach to consumer power needs by utilizing the latest in solar and battery technology. They've taken solar panels off rooftops and eliminated the need for charge controllers and inverters required for traditional solar power systems. Their scalable plug-and-play kits, some perfectly backpack-sized, are capable of charging anything from cellphones on a hike, to powering lights and a refrigerator during a power outage.

"Goal Zero has established a strong presence in the portable power market," said Syd Ulvick, Senior Vice President at IQT. "The research and development that has allowed the company to make solar power scalable, versatile, and easy to use represents a valuable asset to our customers."

Goal Zero's solar kits have been tested and proven in some of the harshest environments possible. The company supports treks up Everest and expeditions to Antarctica, where dependable power is not just a convenience, but a life saver. After Hurricane Sandy, Goal Zero donated nearly $600,000 worth of portable power kits to residents in New York and New Jersey who had been living without power for days, even weeks.

For more information about Goal Zero and their portable solar panels, batteries and accessories, visit their website at www.GoalZero.com

About Goal Zero

Goal Zero is the industry leader for renewable and reliable solar power. Born out of the desire to empower people everywhere, Goal Zero's products are designed to give you the freedom to go anywhere, regardless of battery life. From cellphones to refrigerators, and everything in between, Goal Zero products keep you connected and powered up in any situation. Life never stops. Why should your gear? Solar power. Perfected.
For more information, visit www.goalzero.com

About IQT

In-Q-Tel is the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched in 1999 as a private, independent organization, IQT's mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. For more information, visit www.iqt.org

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