Innovations

World Class Design

Performance without compromise takes innovation. Reliability in rugged environments takes innovation. Performance with affordability takes innovation. Our field experience informs our engineering, and hours spent with partners and customers are backed by hours in the lab to ensure that every Amped appliance lives up to Smart Performance. Each product we create is unique, with features that set it apart from others in the market. Each product is tailor-designed with the appropriate circuitry, software and mechanical design balancing performance alongside reliability and affordability.

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City-like Performance

We analyze every component in our appliances to find opportunities for efficiency improvement. We build our own proprietary circuits, software, and mechanical designs to deliver appliances that perform like those in the city but with the efficiency need for off-grid applications.

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Smart Affordability

Others focus on product affordability by using cheaper materials. We focus on the total cost of ownership of a product. The hours we have spent with partners helping them build their operations capacity informs our engineering. We take those learnings - building innovative and unique features that make our products the lowest cost to operate. Our software team designed the WOWsolar Controller to report issues with an error code so if there is a problem, it can be resolved over the phone without the cost of sending a technician. Our hardware team designed the Controllers with half the circuit components as our competitors by doing more work in software rather than hardware. With fewer but higher quality circuit components, our Controller lowers cost while increasing reliability. Now that is smart affordability.

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Premium Materials

Performance demands quality, and that begins with the exceptional materials we use to build our products. We start with top quality LEDs so our overhead lamps are as bright 5 years later as the day they were bought. And for our handheld torches, we use a metal case rather than plastic for incredible durability.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Our products are used in environments far beyond the grid. Performing in these conditions demands manufacturing at the intersection of craftsman skill and sophisticated engineering. We wrote software for use in solar product manufacturing to ensure 100% of our products are tested before they get to our partners. Appliances are 100% power tested to ensure they perform within our strict Smart Performance energy efficiency goals. Solar controllers are not only tested at maximum power conditions but also tested for basic button and screen functionality. We leave nothing to chance.

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Africa Tough

Our customers operate in some of the world’s most demanding environments. Ambient temperatures that exceed 40 degrees Celsius. Humidity that hovers around 90%+. And, clouds dust and sand that can block out the sun. We study every warranty claim to find opportunities for reliability improvements. Even a single claim can inspire a reliability innovation. We do our own mechanical and electrical designs to gain even the smallest improvements, like the ones shown in the image below.

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Designed in the USA

Innovation is one of the most overused terms in the marketplace. Everyone claims it. But Amped lives it.

At Amped, innovation is the never-ending challenge to improve. Always experimenting. Always inventing. Always pushing prototypes beyond the point of breaking until we have finally arrived at a solar appliance that meets our exacting demands. Innovation is always pushing the boundaries.

At Amped, innovation is attention to details. It starts with listening and watching our customers with an eye to improving the customer experience. Then it’s the critical analysis of every component in an appliance to find opportunities for efficiency improvement. It ends with custom-designed componentry with exceptional materials. Innovation makes Amped appliances feel like you live in the city while living off-grid. No compromise.

At Amped, innovation is our people. We’re not a big faceless factory, but rather a workplace of innovators who design and build the world’s best solar appliances and power generation systems using our minds and hearts. We do it by sharing ideas and always asking the next question to find what can be done to make this better. Our products are designed one at time right here on San Francisco, USA, following hundreds of meticulous steps and passing through many sets of hands.

We are out there in the same places in the same unforgiving conditions that you are. Amped Innovation is applied experience. Lifetimes of it.

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Amped Innovation, Redefining Solar