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Goal Zero joins the NRG family

A few weeks ago, Goal Zero became part of the NRG Energy, Inc. family. You may be wondering who NRG is and what this means for Goal Zero and our customers. To put it frankly, we’re stoked. Why? Because becoming part of the NRG family will allow us to drive innovation, create better products and empower more people throughout the world.

“Our mission is to put reliable power in the hands of every human on earth. Being part of NRG, a company that is similarly aligned, allows us to reach this goal in a much more powerful way. We exist to do good, to empower people everywhere,” said Robert Workman, founder of Goal Zero. “Both Goal Zero and NRG have similar give-back initiatives. Both companies have proven track records of helping those in need with services and products. Whether it is lighting a hut in Congo or a school in Haiti, we are focused on improving the lives of every human on this earth.”

Who is NRG? They’re a Fortune 250 company driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology, and customer-centric energy solutions. Its retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. In addition, NRG shares Goal Zero’s passion for humanitarian work.

What does it mean for Goal Zero? As in any acquisition there will be change. Change tends to make people uncomfortable; however, we joined NRG to benefit you, our customers. NRG is one of the most forward thinking energy companies in the world. They’re leading customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices.

“We are at the forefront of the era of personal power where people can live their lives beyond the constraints of the traditional electricity system. With Goal Zero products, consumers are free, untethered and powered wherever they go,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of NRG Retail. “The acquisition of Goal Zero enables us to put power in people’s hands and deepens the relationship we have with our customers.”

Will Goal Zero stay true to who they are and their mission? Yes. As Robert Workman mentioned earlier, NRG is similarly aligned – they share Goal Zero’s passion for humanitarianism and giving back to communities worldwide. This is the soul of our company and the reason we were founded.

NRG and Goal Zero are both working to redefine the way power is generated and used. NRG has millions of customers across the nation and supplies a large array of power options like rooftop solar, electric vehicle charging networks and access to 100% renewable power. NRG’s approach to the future of energy is why Goal Zero will fit so well into their family.

We’re excited about the opportunities coming our way. We now have the resources we need to improve, innovate and expand. We want to create more products that will suit your needs and allow you to stay powered through any situation anywhere in the world.

33 Comments

  1. frank 3 years ago

    looking for the nearest place to purchase a kit?

  2. Kyle manuelian 3 years ago

    Hi I work for NRGHOMESOLAR I am a lead generator . I do not have a corporate email address to enter in to redeem a 50% off coupon code. Unfortunately I don’t think any lead generators for Nrghomesolar do , but I’d love to purchase a nomad panel and am wondering if you can send me a coupon code for 50% off

  3. Darragh McCurragh 3 years ago

    Fortune-250 – that’s pretty big. And I always thought I knew all Fortune-500 companies. As for capturing the sun’s energy though: while lighting a hut or school in some remote area may require photovoltaic solutions if there’s no grid, still the majority of energy need, even in hot climates, is heat. And thermal panels convert three to four times as much solar energy into usable energy, that is above all storable, than electric conversion systems. So at least in the first world the photovoltaic grid-destabilizing craze will prove a cul-de-sac.

  4. Cynthia Silverthorn 3 years ago

    I just finished cycling 300 miles from NYC to DC in the 2014 Climate Ride. It was an awesome trip to help raise awareness about climate change, renewable energy, and sustainability. I rode with a team from the Vote Solar Initiative (see http://www.votesolar.org). And I work for NRG. I am thrilled about our new partnership with Goal Zero and I just placed my order for a solar power kit to take on my next multi-day ride. Welcome to the family Goal Zero !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      Hi Cynthia! We love hearing updates like this, keep up the good work. And thanks for ordering the Goal Zero gear, let us know how it works out for you.

  5. Ted Bauer 3 years ago

    We have been Goal Zero sellers since the company started. In the last 3 months we have really pushed to bring Goal Zero products and culture to our customer base. It is very exciting to hear all the good news about partnering with NRG, a company we have worked with in the past, very successfully, on large projects. We just can’ wait to see what is around the corner for the future of Goal Zero products.

  6. Dennis Whicker 3 years ago

    I have the nomad 7 panel and guide 10 plus, in addition to the rouckout portable speaker system. So far the guide 10 plus only charges my Samsung galaxy S III once. This certainly is not what goal zero says it’s supposed, to do. It takes about 1 1/2 days to charge the quide 10. I with the goal sero products were a bit more price friendly, because it it was I would try more products.

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      Hi Dennis. The specs on our Guide 10 webpage (http://www.goalzero.com/p/133/guide-10-plus-recharger) list 1 charge for most smartphones. Please let us know if you’ve seen otherwise so we can fix any inaccurate info. Also, if it seems like it’s not charging as fast as it should let our customer service team know (888-794-6250). Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Jerri Nachman 3 years ago

    I dive off of clouds. I’ve done that when igniting 4 very different businesses in my life, and have been at the most part, very successful. My backpack is filled with 45 years of life as well as business experiences. Now, turning 66, i need to light the fire under other companies, this time, who have the conscious life goals as I have read about GoalZero, and is proactive in transforming the planet to renewable energy – specially solar. So, now what shall I do for the next 25 years? Maybe, become an Ambassador for GoalZero. I wonder how one goes about accomplishing that? Please respond. Thank you. Here is my resume: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jerri-nachman/4/2a1/76a/ And BTW, I can travel.

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      Hey Jerri, thanks for reaching out. To help keep things organized for us, any sponsorship requests need to go to sponsorships@goalzero.com. To be honest, we get a lot of these requests every day so it’d be helpful if you had a proposal, event, or adventure in mind when sending your email. We appreciate your support of Goal Zero and hope to hear more from you in the future.

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  9. aman 3 years ago

    I’m interested in solar generator that be used for 220v plugs (input and output plugs)
    please contact me in the email listed.
    thanks

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      Hi Aman. We do have products that feature 220v in/out. Please call our customer service and they can get you set up. 888-794-6250.

  10. Stephen F. Bohls 3 years ago

    I would like to place an opening order and be a stocking distributor. Provided the net price is a competitive price. I tried to place a large order ,but the system removed me. This system did not have a location for my tax exempt status

    Sincerely, Stephen F. Bohls

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      Hey Stephen. I just sent you an email with more information on becoming a distributor. Let us know if you have trouble getting in touch. Thanks for stopping by Solar Life.

      • Izu Areh 3 years ago

        Please can you send me information on how to become a distributor. I have access to a market that could use this technology. Currently the country’s main source of power is generators. You can imagine the pollution associated with this. I look forward to your response. Thanks.

        • Author
          goalzero 3 years ago

          Hey Izu, we just sent you an email with more information on becoming a distributor. Let us know if you don’t get it or have more questions. Thanks for stopping by Goal Zero’s Solar Life blog.

  11. Marcos Mexia 3 years ago

    I live in Sonora Mexico, i am intrested to be a distributer of your items here in my zone. Send me an e-mail if we can make business

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      Hey Marcos, we’ve forwarded your email to our sales team and they’ll get in touch with you. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Ehi 3 years ago

    Hello
    If I purchase this yeti 1250 can I fix it by my self without inviting any body to fix the panels to the roof top and connecting it with the generator etc?
    Do you have any reselling outlet in West Africa? If not Iam willing to buy online on your website, but will it reach my base without any further custom issue?

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      Hey Ehi, our panels plug into the Yeti 1250 with a single connection, making installation really easy. Most people are able to do it themselves. We have a distributor in West Africa, send him an email at davide@pointinnovate.com. Let us know if you have trouble getting in touch with him. Thanks

  13. Richard 3 years ago

    Want to learn more about opportunities with GoalZero!

  14. Richard 3 years ago

    Need to provide cheaper utilities costs for disabled, limited income folks in our area. Area private colleges are getting ready to install solar. I want to get involved.

  15. tina 3 years ago

    From Ghana West Africa. Will like to know if we can do business distributing your products .

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      Hi Tina,send an email to David, at davide@pointinnovate.com, and he’ll be able to answer any distribution questions. Let us know if you have trouble getting in touch with him. Thanks

  16. Mark 3 years ago

    The Light-A-Life lantern is scarce as lips on a chicken. What’s the deal? When will you have this item in stock and available for purchase?

    • Author
      goalzero 3 years ago

      The new and improved Light-A-Life Lantern launches on the Goal Zero website 6/10!

  17. Guzman Mosaya 2 years ago

    Keep me posted for your brochures and price list im living in s.a

  18. Barbara Smith 2 years ago

    I would like to purchase a Nomad 20 Solar Panel and Goal Zero Yeti 150 for my son who is with the Peace Corps in Gambia but the shipping and taxes I’m being quoted are prohibitive. Is it possible to buy these in Africa? Any other suggestions?

  19. Lumala Lamech 2 years ago

    I am really impressed with your product as it is eriviating the out cry of environmental destruction and I see you are an answer to the world wide outcry for innovation of renewable safe energy . In my NGO we are involved in Gospeel outreach crusades, in remote areas, we have been for years praying to get a donation for a good power generator and now with all humble request to GOALZERO to come to our rescue and donate one of these wonderful solarlife generators!

  20. Raymond Williams 12 months ago

    I’m currently building a prototype home/office to be powered by renewable energy in Ghana, Africa. I’m interested in a partnership with GOALZERO to help empower those less fortunate. I currently reside in Lehi, Utah so I’m just over the point of the mountain. I would welcome a meeting to discuss future possibilities.

  21. Dixie 11 months ago

    Rechargeable speaker easy to use and good volume. Can use with HP and Mac computers. Disappointed because it would not work with my android smart phone, which was new in 2016.

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