ESNA 2018 | November 6-8, 2018 (Expo November 7-8)in Pasadena, California

Speaker Information

Zachary Sharpell

Sharpell Technologies Inc.

Zachary SharpellSince 10th grade, I have had an interest in clean energy. I wanted to do something that few others had done, and I knew I loved taking on challenges that sent most people the other way. Solving problems was what I wanted to do and no matter how many people told me it wasn't possible, I kept going. At first, it was on hydrogen fuel cells, but now it is on the most advanced, eco-friendly batteries on Earth. I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in June 2017, but everything I know about batteries was self-taught (just like creating a startup company... there is no "how-to" guide that works for all cases).

I was intrigued by the notion of startup companies soon after I began attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and toward the end of my third year I took the plunge. My first startup company was born. Sure, a narrative would be well suited here to describe how that journey has been, and a few people have told me I need to write a book about my journey. That'll come in due time. What matters is what we are doing now. That is, developing battery packs for vehicle, defense, and stationary energy storage systems. Our vehicular development is not limited to four wheels on the ground – aerospace and maritime based systems have extreme potential and are included in our developments. We believe wars can be won with excellent technology, and when failure is not an option we provide energy whenever and wherever. We can also not forget about the largest consumer of them all – humans. We require more energy, more often, and I believe it is necessary that we take advantage of our natural resources – sunlight, wind, water, and heat. This renewable energy must be captured and stored, and are developing systems for homes, buildings, and grids to do just that.

My team is incredible, our mission is entirely possible, and I'm glad you are here for the ride. Take a look at what we do at Sharpell Technologies - we're not your typical startup.

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