In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Ian Jones watched as over 8 million homes lost power in 17 states. With thousands of people draining their car batteries to charge their phones, he instinctively recognized the need for an off-grid solution that would provide electricity during major power outages. A few miles away, Ian’s college buddy from UPenn, Jim Innes, witnessed the same devastation. So many people lost power and were frantically trying to connect with loved ones. The grid had failed them. He was convinced that there had to be a better way.
Jim Innes always had a passion for green energy development, which led to a career in solar PV installation. He and his team helped the historical Joshua House Building and many other businesses “go green” and save money by converting to solar.
Combining their knowledge and skillsets, the two formed The ConnecTable solar charging station.