The goal of Grid Be Gone is to serve as a comprehensive source and resource for a variety of products that can help individuals live a greener life with greater energy independence. The company was founded in 2011 by Marc Spinale and offers its products and services through a secure online store, local warehouse and this website.
Current products include solar electric and hot water systems, micro hydro turbines, wind turbines, wood gasification boilers, batteries, hydroponic gardening, books and more. Grid Be Gone has a large network of suppliers for these products and also offers all of the parts customers will need for do it yourself installation, as well as a network of professionals that can provide assistance and advice.
The name Grid Be Gone was selected because of the founder’s concern about being dependent on a power grid as a full time source of energy, especially in areas of the country or world where energy resources can be scarce and power disruptions can occur. As a lifelong New England resident, Marc has lived through major outages, including a two-week stretch during the 2008 ice storm that crippled parts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has carefully researched and selected each product and has used many of them in his ENERGY STAR rated home in rural New Hampshire.