Model & Strategy

BoxPower provides easy to assemble solar mini gird kits in 20-foot shipping containers that serve as a reliable and cost-effective alternative to diesel generators. Through prefabrication, standardization, and it’s proprietary and easy to assemble solar racking system, BoxPower is 25% the cost of a diesel generator and reduces microgrid design, logistics, and installation costs by more than 70%.  Each unit assembles in just 5 hours, offsets 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide, and combines solar, battery, and a backup generator. With these features, BoxPower can catalyze increased economic opportunity and productivity by providing affordable, reliable and convenient to rural populations around the world left behind by traditional energy infrastructure.

BoxPower technology was developed at Princeton University beginning in 2011, where it was funded by the National Science Foundation, winning 1st place at the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo, and receiving coverage in publications including Forbes and Microgrid Knowledge.

At a Glance
Founded: 2017
Co-Founder & CEO: Angelo Campus
Co-Founder & VP of Finance: Anderson Barklow
Environment & Climate Change
Location of work: Domestic
BoxPower
12438 Loma Rica Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Clean, reliable energy. Anywhere.
Large pane of solar panels
Angelo Campus and Anderson Barklow
Meet Angelo Campus

BoxPower is led by co-founders Angelo Campus (CEO) and Anderson Barkow (VP of Finance). Angelo began the early versions of BoxPower as a research project while completing his undergraduate degree at Princeton, where he designed an independent major combining civil engineering and anthropology, with a focus on renewable energy technologies and business models for rural electrification. Angelo graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and is a Forbes 30 under 30 listmaker, Echoing Green Fellow, Halcyon Fellow, Global Social Benefit Institute Fellow, and winner of the 2017 Tiger Entrepreneur Award.

Prior to joining BoxPower, Anderson held investment banking and social finance roles at RSF Social Finance, Bank of America, and Wakabi Boda Solutions in Uganda. Anderson graduated magna cum laude from Santa Clara University and is a Halcyon Fellow, Global Social Benefit Institute Fellow and Wild Gift Finalist for his work with BoxPower.

IMPACT

BoxPower has deployed more than ten microgrids to date, including in the remote Puerto Rican village of Mariana, an area devastated by Hurricane Maria. Following months without electricity, the community center in Mariana installed a BoxPower microgrid that now powers a laundromat, a kitchen, library, shelter, and even a communal art space for its 3,000 person community.

BoxPower has initially targeted rural indigenous Alaska and Puerto Rico communities. It has impacted 2,836 rural energy users, through 18 deployments, with a total expected lifetime C02 offset of 16 million pounds or 762,000 gallons of diesel. By 2023, BoxPower seeks to impact 60,000 individuals through 866 deployments offsetting 1.7 billion pounds of C02, or 77 million gallons of diesel.

  • Happy Earth Week! We are proud to have offset 12 million pounds of carbon dioxide with BoxPower. To celebrate, we a… https://t.co/uvPHc0dLQi
  • An off grid manufacturing customer is saving $9,000 a year, 1 million pounds of carbon dioxide, and has a 6 year RO… https://t.co/Il8ONYiA7o
  • “One of BoxPower's clients is spending over $60,000 a year in generator fuel and maintenance, for a 10,000 sf green… https://t.co/bj1K1COwRV
  • We are honored to be featured by Energy Impact Partners with many of our friends and collaborators as part of the t… https://t.co/jADtyRhlM0
  • It was a blast presenting at the largest Ag Conference in the world last week! https://t.co/u8TJ5lzTVt
  • RT @WETcenter: We want to thank @N2Nitricity @boxpowersystems @Inputs_Ag @Eco2Mix @AQUAOSOTech for participating in this year's Pitch Comp…
  • "BoxPower systems are the ideal solution for any remote area where access to the electrical grid is not possible an… https://t.co/fdVnP1dNjz
  • Thrilled our VP of Engineering, Michele Nesbit, is a @globalgoodfund Fellow! https://t.co/UYdcxmYr2x
  • RT @UNCDFCleanStart: Sustainable #energy based on renewables bridges the gap between humanitarian response and development, enhancing the w…
  • RT @CalEnergy: The Blue Lake Rancheria #Microgrid provided power during utility shutoffs. The project received #EPICResearch funds. The EPI…
  • RT @Power4All2025: With a large swath of #PuertoRico in the dark as a result of the recent earthquake, there is some good news from the @Ro…
  • RT @ErikSolheim: Well done, Kenya! This solar-powered water farm in Kenya 🇰🇪 produces enough fresh drinking water for 35,000 people every s…
  • RT @IRENA: We have entered the decade of #renewableenergy action, a period in which the energy system will transform at unparalleled speed:…
  • RT @Power4All2025: Renewable energy currently employs 11 MN people around the world, but as the energy transition picks up speed and decent…
  • California Reservation's Solar Microgrid Aids Community During Power Shut-offs. https://t.co/CYnQqkOvqr
  • RT @princeton_PEC: Orders for @boxpowersystems' SolarContainer and MiniBox are ramping up. Read about this #PrincetonAEF company's recent i…
  • RT @RoyTorbert: Earthquake damages Puerto Rico power generation plant that provides about a quarter of the island’s power https://t.co/NQm…
  • Here is @voxdotcom's @alv9n with a "squirrel-proof" solution to power shutoffs - resilient #microgrids -… https://t.co/84PnXYen02
  • RT @CleanTechSac: Thank you @stoelrives for hosting CONNEX Night with us! It was an important event bringing recognition to #Cleantech & #S…