Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on November 11, 2016

Kurt Armbruster, Chief Operating Officer at Planetary Power

Redmond, Wash. – November 11, 2016 – Planetary Power today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Kurt Armbruster President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective October 14, 2016. In this expanded role, Armbruster will report to Joe Landon, Planetary Power’s Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for the company’s engineering, manufacturing, supply […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on October 13, 2016

Planetary Power’s CEO, Joe Landon, was recently featured in MIT’s Sloan Management Review Fall 2016 issue. The topic covered was “Harnessing the Best of Globalization.” The 66 page report seeks to answer the question: “How should companies pursue global expansion?” Joe Landon participated on a panel at Harvard Business School with fellow entrepreneurs who are also addressing this challenge […]

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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 September 30, 2016

Mobile 360 Latin America Recap Four members of our team joined hundreds of telecom executives September 20-22, 2016 in Mexico City for GSMA’s Mobile 360 Latin America. The three-day conference featured thought leaders from across the region and representatives from the largest MNOs, the most exciting technology suppliers and industry movers and shakers. We enjoyed compelling […]

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Posted by: Raakesh Parmar, on September 8, 2016

Economic and Technical Feasibility of Using Photovoltaic Panels at Off-grid Telecom Sites All off-grid and bad-grid telecom tower sites are not created equally. The decision to deploy a solar (Photovoltaic, PV) energy solution should be taken on a case-by-case basis. Planetary Power’s business and technology teams have looked carefully at the feasibility of PV solutions […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on August 18, 2016

Welcome to Planetary Power’s Team Spotlight, a regular feature on our blog. This time, we’re putting a spotlight on Laura Steeves, our fabulous engineering Project Manager. A little about Laura: Laura is an experienced project manager who earned her stripes at Kymeta, Intellectual Ventures and HSBC before joining Planetary Power. She is recognized for “getting the job done” […]

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Posted by: Joe Landon, on August 11, 2016

In a little over a decade, Africa has gone from being a region largely without modern technology, to the second most mobile-connected continent on Earth. About 15% of Africa’s 1.1 billion inhabitants own a mobile phone. Mobile phones and the connectivity they bring play a critical role in the advancement of social and economic development […]

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Posted by: Rebecca MacLeod, on August 10, 2016

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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