Planetary Power Archives: News

Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on October 3, 2016


Mexico’s leading newspaper, Excelsior, interviewed Planetary Power’s CEO, Joe Landon, at Mobile 360 Latin America. A feature story on the company ran on September 27, 2016. Here is a translated excerpt from the article: The use of hybrid energy can become one of the key steps for mobile operators to increase their coverage in areas […]

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Planetary Power CEO, Joe Landon, and COO, Kurt Armbruster, were recently interviewed by BN Americas about the company’s plan for delivering off-grid power to telecom towers in Latin America. Here is an excerpt of the article: Seattle-based company Planetary Power designed a small, hybrid power generator that could change the way electric power is purchased […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on August 10, 2016

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Seattle Business magazine recently featured Planetary Power in its’ Bright Idea column. Here’s s sneak peek! Cell towers in remote locations use diesel generators; a Redmond firm has a greener concept. Sometimes, bright ideas seem to fall from the sky, like Newton’s apple. More often, as in the case of HyGen, they are the product […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on August 5, 2016


Inside Towers released an article today about Planetary Power and our HyGen hybrid generator. Here’s a sneak peek of the article by Alyssa Stahr: Planetary Power, a Seattle, WA-based company, founded in 2007, produces HyGen, a hybrid generator, which provides a cost-effective, sustainable and reliable alternative to conventional generators. HyGen supports a vital communication link […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on July 20, 2016


Redmond, Wash. – July 20, 2016 – Planetary Power, developer of the HyGen hybrid generator, announced today that the company’s President and CEO, Joe Landon, has been selected as a recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 Award. This award honors people under age 40 who are dynamic leaders in the […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on July 11, 2016

Young Entreprenuer Council's Planetary Power feature

Thanks to the Young Entrepreneur Council for featuring Planetary Power’s latest funding news! Read the article here. Joe Landon, Planetary Power’s CEO, is a member of The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). YEC members are part of a trusted, invite-only community that provides access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of members’ business’s development and growth. The YEC also promotes […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on June 14, 2016

Planetary Power hybrid power generator

REDMOND, WA–(Marketwired – June 14, 2016) – Planetary Power, developer of the HyGen hybrid generator, announced today that it has secured US$3.43 million in Series A funding. Investors are a mix of previous investors and new angel investors. This funding round follows Planetary Power’s previous seed funding by well-known investors including Miguel Forbes, Ross Perot Jr., […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on June 1, 2016

Geekwire announces Series A funding

Planetary Power is pleased for Geekwire to be the first to announce our Series A funding! The Redmond startup confirmed with GeekWire today that it just reeled in a $3.4 million Series A round from angel investors. “We feel very confident that our product is going to provide not only a reduction in operating expenses for […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on April 6, 2016

Raakesh Parmar, Vice President of Product at Planetary Power

Experienced Telecom Executive Will Lead the Deployment of the Company’s HyGen Hybrid Generator at Off-Grid Telecom Tower Sites  REDMOND, WA–(Marketwired – April 06, 2016) –   Planetary Power, developer of the HyGen hybrid generator, announces the addition of Raakesh Parmar as Vice President of Product. The company’s focus is on the telecom market, where it is estimated […]

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Posted by: Randy Hart, on March 20, 2016

Off grid power generator in African Desert

The power grid infrastructure for most of the world has gone as far as it ever will. A reliable power grid is something that can be taken advantage of when you have it, yet greatly limits productivity when you don’t. If you live, work or play outside the reaches of an electric utility grid, then […]

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