OUR STORY


Goal Zero are the largest portable solar company in the world. We equip people seeking adventure with market-leading solar kits, solar rechargers, solar panels and solar accessories, each designed to work in concert with each other. Our portable solar power systems power a variety of USB, AC and DC devices anywhere and at anytime, and provide a perfect blend of portability, power and ease of use.

Goal Zero are a company that equips people reaching the farthest outposts of the world with the most innovative portable power products on the market. Field-proven in some of the most remote places on earth, we are working to continually deliver smart, innovative power solutions that will change the way you adventure.

Goal Zero ambassadors include some of the most well-known personalities in the outdoor and adventure world. These include Alex Honnold – known for his daring free solo rock-climbing on some of the most challenging vertical ascents in the world; Ueli Steck, the iconic Swiss speed-climber and winner of the prestigious Eiger Award for mountaineering achievements; Chris Burkard, photographer and Red Bull Illume winner; and Mike Libecki (right), the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.


OUR MISSION

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“Goal Zero’s mission is to empower people because we believe in human potential. The potential to go farther and do more than you ever thought possible; the potential to provide a sustainable future for you and your family; the potential to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere.

One of the outputs of that mission, and our vision, is to put power in the hands of every human being. We start with giving to programs like TIFIE and Share the Sun, where we set up projects to light villages and create sustainable power systems across the world. Our customers purchase products to power their lives, and can donate a portion of the sale to one of the projects. it comes full circle when we empower our employees and partners to get involved to complete the projects.

So why empower people? Because we believe in improving lives and our products do just that.”


OUR FOUNDER

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“My experience in life has taught me that whenever we try to do something significant, there will always be opposition. The beginnings of Goal Zero started by simply trying to do good, our vision was to help people out of poverty by teaching them how to build businesses — we wanted to empower them to lift themselves out of poverty.

We ran into so many obstacles that one day I turned my eyes heavenward and said, “I give up. I can’t do this anymore.” Almost immediately a thought came to me, “If not you, who? If not now, when?” That was profound, and it gave our team the courage to work through our problems. Our vision remained true, but we found that our methods had to adjust from what we thought would work, to what actually worked. We discovered that by creating basic tools that everyone needed and wanted, they could use those tools to create income opportunities within their community.

At Goal Zero, our products are designed to lift the poorest of poor, and are still extremely relevant to the richest of rich. Think about that for a moment. If we have products that will really do that, those products are a great equalizer in lifting us all to a higher place. After all, we are all here on this earth together, having a human experience.

We can put reliable power into every human hand on this earth, without overwhelming our resources. There is enough for all — so, if not you, who? If not now, when?”

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Robert Workman
Founder, Goal Zero