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.
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)
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.)
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 - 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.
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
Energy Incentives and Tax Credits in the United States
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:
1 solar & wind energy incentives in Alaska » View details
56 solar & wind energy incentives in Alabama » View details
39 solar & wind energy incentives in Arizona » View details
93 solar & wind energy incentives in California » View details
28 solar & wind energy incentives in Colorado » View details
1 solar & wind energy incentives in Connecticut » View details
District of Columbia (DC)
4 solar & wind energy incentives in District of Columbia » View details
33 solar & wind energy incentives in Delaware » View details
19 solar & wind energy incentives in Florida » View details
28 solar & wind energy incentives in Georgia » View details
26 solar & wind energy incentives in Hawaii » View details
18 solar & wind energy incentives in Iowa » View details
2 solar & wind energy incentives in Idaho » View details
11 solar & wind energy incentives in Illinois » View details
3 solar & wind energy incentives in Indiana » View details
40 solar & wind energy incentives in Kentucky » View details
2 solar & wind energy incentives in Louisiana » View details
30 solar & wind energy incentives in Massachusetts » View details
15 solar & wind energy incentives in Maryland » View details
7 solar & wind energy incentives in Michigan » View details
14 solar & wind energy incentives in Minnesota » View details
5 solar & wind energy incentives in Missouri » View details
72 solar & wind energy incentives in Mississippi » View details
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
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
8 solar & wind energy incentives in Nevada » View details
New York (NY)
53 solar & wind energy incentives in New York » View details
3 solar & wind energy incentives in Ohio » View details
Ontario, Canada (ON)
4 solar & wind energy incentives in Ontario, Canada » View details
42 solar & wind energy incentives in Oregon » View details
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
303 solar & wind energy incentives in Tennessee » View details
83 solar & wind energy incentives in Texas » View details
1 solar & wind energy incentives in US » View details
12 solar & wind energy incentives in Utah » View details
4 solar & wind energy incentives in Virginia » View details
6 solar & wind energy incentives in Vermont » View details
13 solar & wind energy incentives in Washington » View details
2 solar & wind energy incentives in Wisconsin » View details
West Virginia (WV)
1 solar & wind energy incentives in West Virginia » View details
1 solar & wind energy incentives in Wyoming » View details
Meet 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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