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Goal Zero Opens New Office – Showcases Yeti Generator

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April 23, 2012

GOAL ZERO, an innovator of portable solar power systems hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on April 20, 2012 in celebration of the opening of its new corporate offices and distribution warehouse at 675 West 14600 South in Bluffdale.  

The 55,000-square-foot building brings together product development, marketing, domestic and international sales, administration and product distribution all under one roof. The expansion resulted in the hiring of 15 additional employees, bringing total employment to 70.

“GOAL ZERO is not an inventor of new technology, but rather an innovator of product solutions for consumers’ daily lives,” said Joe Atkin, president of GOAL ZERO. “We consistently strive to take out the complicated guess work of utilizing a solar unit and build in simplicity to deliver the most dependable and useful energy solutions to our customers.”

In addition, GOAL ZERO is pleased to announce the launch of the YETI 1250 Solar Generator in May 2012.  This marks a major milestone for consumers looking to improve their experience while working or playing off the grid and for those seeking to secure the latest technology in emergency preparedness solutions.

The Yeti 1250 Solar Generator is the company’s highest capacity portable recharger to date, is easy to use, and provides a complete solution for those looking to “trade-up” from their conventional gas-powered back-ups. The Yeti 1250 stands 16 inches tall, 11.6 inches wide and 14.5 inches deep and weighs 105 lbs.

The Yeti 1250 features multiple ports so users can charge several devices at once with a variety of output types including: AC, 1.5 amp USB, 33amp 12V DC, 6.6 amp 12V DC, which are compatible with a wide array of electronics from GPS units to refrigerators.

The Yeti 1250 charges fully in 20-22 hours via sun or in 16-20 hours via a wall outlet and in turn will power a laptop for 30+ hours; support a printer through 18,000+ pages of printing; keep a full sized refrigerator cold for two to four days straight and maintain subzero temperatures in a chest freezer for eight days.

GOAL ZERO was founded by entrepreneur Robert Workman, who realized the need for portable power and light through his work with the non-profit organization TIFIE Humanitarian in the remote regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. GOAL ZERO donates a portion of proceeds from all purchases to TIFIE (www.tifie.org), which is dedicated to fostering economic development by establishing sustainable business enterprises that produce goods and services and create lasting jobs. For more information, please visit www.goalzero.com

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