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Save 30-70% on your electric bill with the world's first patent pending solar and wind renewable energy generator.
Save 30-70% on your electric bill with the world's first patent pending solar and wind renewable energy generator.
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 The Problem

The price of residential electricity in the United States has almost doubled over the past 10 years. As you can see in the graph below, prices are forecasted to increase almost tenfold by 2031.

Source: Department of Energy - Historical rates to 2011, and 5% annual increase applied for forecast to 2031.
Source: Department of Energy - Historical rates to 2011, and 5% annual increase applied for forecast to 2031.

Why Not Use Solar Panels or Windmills? 

Solar panels and windmills were our initial thoughts. We reached out to several companies, but after doing extensive research, we found that solar panels were very expensive, costing up to $50,000; plus it's not always sunny. Surprisingly, we also discovered that some cities and homeowner associations won't allow them because of their large size.

We also looked into windmills, and they were just as expensive as solar panels, costing up to $50,000. Windmills have even more restrictions than solar panels, depending on where you live. Plus, what happens when it's not windy?

Introducing The GEN -Green Energy Naturally

The GEN combines wind and solar technology into one compact unit. It fits comfortably on your roof and can produce up to 70% of the electricity you need for your home. (See FAQs for additional info on the GEN)

GEN - Green Energy Naturally
GEN - Green Energy Naturally

Why The GEN?

The United States relies on fossil fuels for 70% of its electrical generation. As fossil fuels diminish, such as coal, oil and natural gas, it will become more costly and more harmful to the environment to retrieve them.

This is why we invented the GEN. Our mission is to “create renewable energy solutions that save you money and protect our natural resources.”

Solar panels and windmills, even after tax and energy credits, are expensive and give you little or no return on your investment. You can expect around 3 years of free energy or less using solar panels. A windmill will never pay for itself. The GEN on the other hand, costs relatively little and is actually free in some states and counties in the United States, depending on tax and energy credits available. Plus, the GEN provides up to 17 years of free energy. (International customers, please check with your government's renewable energy program.)

In the chart above, tax and energy credits have already been subtracted from the cost.
In the chart above, tax and energy credits have already been subtracted from the cost.

The GEN - Power Generation Chart

American homes use on average 830 kWh per month. Assuming your home receives wind speeds between 5-10 miles per hour and receives 5-10 hours of sunshine per day, the GEN will produce between 300 to 600 kWh per month. That is up to 70% of the electricity you need. Imagine the results in an area with frequent wind and lots of sunshine!

The Gen - Average electricity production for one month
The Gen - Average electricity production for one month

The GEN - Project History

Two and a half years ago I started working in my garage on the first GEN prototype. It was an attic fan style turbine with solar panels along the base. Unfortunately, it didn't capture enough wind to adequately turn the wind alternator.

The next version of the GEN took six months of work in my garage and has been a rock solid device. It has produced up to 50% of my electrical needs for nearly two years.

Three Generations of The Gen
Three Generations of The Gen

 The latest and commercial version of the GEN produces up to 70% of the average American electrical needs (depending on weather conditions in your location.) The new GEN features more powerful solar panels, a more powerful alternator and a newly designed 3-blade turbine that increases wind-capturing capacity. We have a group in Lindon, Utah, ready to begin manufacturing the GEN as soon as we successfully complete our kickstarter fundraiser.

Kickstarter Fulfillment and Delivery Timeline

1. Kickstarter Campaign: April 30th, 2014 - May 28th, 2014 (29 days)

2. Receive Funds: May 29th, 2014 - June 11th, 2014 (Up to 14 days)

3. Place Order:  June 25th, 2014 - July 1st, 2014 (7 days)

4. Manufacturing: July 9th, 2014 - November 9th, 2014 (120 days)

5. Shipping & Fulfillment: November 9th, 2014 - January 5th, 2015 ( 65 days)

The GEN - Epic Rewards 

Small GEN Solar Flashlight
Small GEN Solar Flashlight
Boomerang & Frisbee Made From Recycled Materials
Boomerang & Frisbee Made From Recycled Materials
Eco-Friendly GEN T-shirts: Durable, comfortable, and great looking.
Eco-Friendly GEN T-shirts: Durable, comfortable, and great looking.
Eco-Friendly Male GEN T-shirt
Eco-Friendly Male GEN T-shirt

Energy Incentives and Tax Credits in the United States

FEDERAL TAX AND ENERGY CREDITS:

Americans are eligible for Federal renewable energy tax credits. See the following link: http://energy.gov/savings/residential-renewable-energy-tax-credit  

Also,  please check the state you live in below to determine the additional tax and energy credits offered. 

STATE BY STATE TAX AND ENERGY CREDITS:

Alaska (AK)

1 solar & wind energy incentives in Alaska » View details

Alabama (AL)

56 solar & wind energy incentives in Alabama » View details

Arizona (AZ)

39 solar & wind energy incentives in Arizona » View details

California (CA)

93 solar & wind energy incentives in California » View details

Colorado (CO)

28 solar & wind energy incentives in Colorado » View details

Connecticut (CT)

1 solar & wind energy incentives in Connecticut » View details

District of Columbia (DC)

4 solar & wind energy incentives in District of Columbia » View details

Delaware (DE)

33 solar & wind energy incentives in Delaware » View details

Florida (FL)

19 solar & wind energy incentives in Florida » View details

Georgia (GA)

28 solar & wind energy incentives in Georgia » View details

Hawaii (HI)

26 solar & wind energy incentives in Hawaii » View details

Iowa (IA)

18 solar & wind energy incentives in Iowa » View details

Idaho (ID)

2 solar & wind energy incentives in Idaho » View details

Illinois (IL)

11 solar & wind energy incentives in Illinois » View details

Indiana (IN)

3 solar & wind energy incentives in Indiana » View details

Kentucky (KY)

40 solar & wind energy incentives in Kentucky » View details

Louisiana (LA)

2 solar & wind energy incentives in Louisiana » View details

Massachusetts (MA)

30 solar & wind energy incentives in Massachusetts » View details

Maryland (MD)

15 solar & wind energy incentives in Maryland » View details

Michigan (MI)

7 solar & wind energy incentives in Michigan » View details

Minnesota (MN)

14 solar & wind energy incentives in Minnesota » View details

Missouri (MO)

5 solar & wind energy incentives in Missouri » View details

Mississippi (MS)

72 solar & wind energy incentives in Mississippi » View details

Montana (MT)

4 solar & wind energy incentives in Montana » View details

North Carolina (NC)

27 solar & wind energy incentives in North Carolina » View details

North Dakota (ND)

1 solar & wind energy incentives in North Dakota » View details

Nebraska (NE)

1 solar & wind energy incentives in Nebraska » View details

New Hampshire (NH)

5 solar & wind energy incentives in New Hampshire » View details

New Jersey (NJ)

3 solar & wind energy incentives in New Jersey » View details

New Mexico (NM)

12 solar & wind energy incentives in New Mexico » View details

Nova Scotia, Canada (NS)

2 solar & wind energy incentives in Nova Scotia, Canada » View details

Northwest Territories, Canada (NT)

1 solar & wind energy incentives in Northwest Territories, Canada » View details

Nevada (NV)

8 solar & wind energy incentives in Nevada » View details

New York (NY)

53 solar & wind energy incentives in New York » View details

Ohio (OH)

3 solar & wind energy incentives in Ohio » View details

Ontario, Canada (ON)

4 solar & wind energy incentives in Ontario, Canada » View details

Oregon (OR)

42 solar & wind energy incentives in Oregon » View details

Pennsylvania (PA)

6 solar & wind energy incentives in Pennsylvania » View details

Puerto Rico (PR)

2 solar & wind energy incentives in Puerto Rico » View details

South Carolina (SC)

5 solar & wind energy incentives in South Carolina » View details

Tennessee (TN)

303 solar & wind energy incentives in Tennessee » View details

Texas (TX)

83 solar & wind energy incentives in Texas » View details

US (US)

1 solar & wind energy incentives in US » View details

Utah (UT)

12 solar & wind energy incentives in Utah » View details

Virginia (VA)

4 solar & wind energy incentives in Virginia » View details

Vermont (VT)

6 solar & wind energy incentives in Vermont » View details

Washington (WA)

13 solar & wind energy incentives in Washington » View details

Wisconsin (WI)

2 solar & wind energy incentives in Wisconsin » View details

West Virginia (WV)

1 solar & wind energy incentives in West Virginia » View details

Wyoming (WY)

1 solar & wind energy incentives in Wyoming » View details 

Meet The GEN Team

The GEN Team
The GEN Team

Marcio Pugina, CEO & Founder: Marcio has founded and been involved with several successful technology companies over the past 15 years. He currently has 4 patents including The GEN.

Mike Thompson, Legal Counsel: Michael is an Attorney, former state of Utah representative, and a business advocate at the state and federal level for over 25 years.

Spencer Durland, Creative & Branding: Spencer has been making videos for 10 years, including marketing and training videos, short films and music videos.

Gabe Villamizar, Marketing & Social: Gabe has over five years of social media, marketing strategy, and business analysis in multiple industries. He is known as the Bruno Mars of social media.

Blake McClary, Creative Strategy: Blake McClary is a digital marketing student at Utah Valley University and an obnoxious hipster. He loves all things analytics, social, and start-up.

Risks and challenges

As with any manufacturing process, risks arise from supply chain issues. While the GEN will be manufactured in Lindon, Utah, several key components are sourced from abroad, and as such may be delayed by unforeseen international events. We have worked hard to mitigate these potential issues by establishing excellent relationships with our suppliers and developing alternate sources in case of supply chain disruption. We are committed to producing a quality product in the GEN and will ensure that it will meet the highest manufacturing and quality standards.

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    A digital GEN infographic on renewable energy + Your name in our "Kickstarter Backers" hall of fame tab on our website with a link of your choice. (www.greenenergynaturally.com)

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    Small GEN solar key-chain size flashlight that recharges using the built-in solar panel + Digital GEN infographic + Your name in our "Kickstarter Backers" hall of fame tab on our website with a link of your choice. (www.greenenergynaturally.com) (Add $12 for US Shipping)

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    Limited edition Eco Friendly GEN T-Shirt + Digital GEN infographic + Your name in our "Kickstarter Backers" hall of fame tab on our website with a link of your choice. (www.greenenergynaturally.com) . (Add $10 for US Shipping)

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    Eco friendly GEN Boomerang + Digital GEN infographic + Your name in our "Kickstarter Backers" hall of fame tab on our website with a link of your choice. (www.greenenergynaturally.com) (Add $10 for US Shipping)

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    Eco friendly GEN Frisbee + Digital GEN infographic + Your name in our "Kickstarter Backers" hall of fame tab on our website with a link of your choice. (www.greenenergynaturally.com). (Add $10 for US Shipping)

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    GEN Silver Package: Limited edition Eco Friendly GEN T-Shirt + GEN Solar Flashlight + Digital GEN infographic + Your name in our "Kickstarter Backers" hall of fame tab on our website with a link of your choice. (www.greenenergynaturally.com) (Add $10 for US Shipping)

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    GEN Gold Package: Limited edition Eco Friendly GEN T-Shirt + Eco Friendly GEN Boomerang or Frisbee + GEN Solar Flashlight + Digital GEN infographic + Your name in our "Kickstarter Backers" hall of fame tab on our website with a link of your choice. (www.greenenergynaturally.com) (Add $10 for US Shipping)

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    GEN Platinum Package: A one hour consulting session with Marcio + Limited edition Eco Friendly GEN T-Shirt + Eco Friendly GEN Boomerang AND Frisbee + GEN Solar Flashlight + Digital GEN infographic + Your name in our "Kickstarter Backers" hall of fame tab on our website with a link of your choice. (www.greenenergynaturally.com) (Add $15 for US Shipping)

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    THE GEN at the early bird's price + A grid tie inverter to connect the GEN to the grid. (Compare to the Gen Non-Kickstarter price of $9,000) (See below for shipping info)

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