East Palo Alto, CA 94303, US
Alternative & Renewable Energy
“Based on my research on energy services in developing countries, I believe their product at its final price point could successfully target an enormous global market (probably >500 million individuals)”
– Mark Thurber, co-Director of Stanford’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development
We Charge Cell Phones. FlameStower, Inc. is an energy product engineering, design, and manufacturing company that’s developed a small, portable generator to capture heat energy from campfires, cookstoves, any open flame, and convert it direct into electricity. Not a lot of energy, but the low power demands of modern devices fundamentally change global energy strategies: one of the most powerful tools the world has known – a cellphone allowing instant communication and limitless knowledge – now fits in your pocket and needs only five volts to charge.
Our first product, a “module” for thermoelectric generators, keeps people online when they’re off–grid:
• outdoor adventurers who want a light-weight, easy to use, durable power supply;
• professional users requiring reliability over all else, no fragile parts, an ideal solution where IT lasts mere hours;
• communities in the developing world where mobile phone use far outreaches grid availability.
Off-grid chargers are an under-served, $3+ billion global market; people need an affordable solution to bridge the “IT Divide” rapidly polarizing our world. Our design focus and materials selection are led by a push for extreme affordability – FlameStower is on track to be the lowest cost small generator in the world on a $/Wh basis, and is a prime candidate for disruptive adoption in developing communities.
Products / Services
5V, 200 mA power generator with USB outlet to charge most cell phones, batteries, and LEDs.
5V, 400 mA charger with standard USB outlet to charge all cell phones, most battery products, and LEDs.
5V, 1A generator with standard USB outlet.
The FlameStower 2W charger adapted for extreme affordability and durability for developing world use.
Chief Executive Officer
Founded FlameStower, Inc concurrent to graduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Previously managed development for utility-scale wind and solar energy projects throughout the Southwest, building and enacting development plans and budgets, negotiating utility power purchase agreements (PPAs) and major equipment orders. Additional experience in carbon offset and renewable energy credit markets.
Chief Technology Officer
Joined FlameStower immediately upon incorporation and is also in Stanford University’s Materials Science and Engineering MS program. Educational background in mechanical engineering and product design for energy applications. Professional background managing engineering projects and patent work for solar PV cell manufacturer in Silicon Valley.