In-Q-Tel, Goal Zero Aim to Offer Agencies Solar Power Kits; Joe Atkin Comments

IQI logoIn-Q-Tel has signed an investment agreement with solar power firm Goal Zero LLC with the goal of bringing that company’s technology to its government customers.

Goal Zero builds plug-and-play solar kits intended to power mobile phones during outdoor activities or home appliances and lights in case of power outages, the company said Wednesday.

The kits are intended to be backpack-sized and work to power cellphones, lights and refrigerators during power outages.

Joe Atkin, Goal Zero president and CEO, said the agreement is aimed at helping company expand its presence in the government and other related markets.

The company provided $600,000 in solar kits to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey and also has supported Mount Everest climbers and Antarctica explorations.

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