Innovative new solar company launches a self-contained device that can power homes on a budget.
Sun-Box Energy, a Utah-based solar company, intends to revolutionize the residential solar industry with the launch of their flagship product, the Sun-Box™ on July 9, 2016. The Sun-Box is a plug-and-play electric generator that runs purely on solar power and is efficient enough to power large individual home appliances and clusters of smaller appliances. Unlike the expensive photovoltaic solar arrays that traditional grid-tied solar companies sell homeowners, Sun-Box Energy has designed an electric generator that is inexpensive and modular.
Sun-Box Energy CEO and founder, Seth Myer, is a proven executive in the solar industry. His 15 years of solar industry experience has given him many great insights into the needs and concerns of homeowners. "I built the Sun-Box," said Myer, "because I realized that people were not getting the solar solution that they were looking for. Buying solar to power your entire home can be very costly and limiting. I built the Sun-Box to make it easy for people to buy just the right amount of solar electricity to power the things that matter most in their homes without all the expensive overhead."
The Sun-Box device is lightweight and easy to self-install. A single Sun-Box can generate enough electricity to power most common devices like laptops, tablets, and LED lights, and provide multiple charges for small electronics like phones and cameras. Scaling electricity production with the Sun-Box is as easy as installing additional Sun-Boxes. James Bentley, owner of a Sun-Box system, said "We started with a single Sun-Box last year, then added 3 additional boxes this year. We now have enough power to run our fridge, furnace fan, lights, and a few small appliances. In the event of an emergency we will have continuous power without reliance on the grid!" James also likes the portability of his system. He said, "The Sun-Box provides all of the functionality of a traditional solar system without being tied to the house. Because it is portable you can take it with you on short notice, on your RV to a remote site for just the weekend or an extended outing".
A key advantage of the Sun-Box over traditional photovoltaic systems is that it is not tied to the power grid. Sun-Box owners do not need to hassle with the complicated and time-consuming permit applications of grid-tied photovoltaic systems. "One of the problems with grid-tied systems," said Myer, "is that when there is a power outage your solar panels are rendered useless. Many people don't realize that grid-tied systems fail at the same time that the power goes out everywhere. Solar should be affordable and work even in the middle of a power outage. That's why we built the Sun-Box." You are also not at the mercy of the utility co. when it comes to fees for net metering or any new solar taxes or fees they may implement.
Sun-Box Energy is launching a Kickstarter campaign on July 9, 2016. Myer and his colleagues intend to use this campaign to create awareness about the Sun-Box and scale up the production of the Sun-Box devices. To learn more about the Sun-Box, check out Sun-Box.com or send your questions to info@Sun-Box.com.
The genesis of the Sun-Box was in 2014 when Seth started designing the first autonomous solar power system. A provisional patent for the idea was filed that same year, and was converted to a non-provisional utility patent application in 2015. The company Sun-Box Energy was started in 2016 in order to bring this technology to the market and make affordable, clean and unlimited power from the sun available to everyone who wants it.