First Solar-Powered Store

A couple of surfboard shapers from Canada are looking to take the next step with their brand Anian. They’re trying to open up a store to sell their wares, and while that’s a great next step for these entrepreneurs, the part that’s really cool is they want to make their store 100 percent off the grid. Adding to the cache, it will be the first retail store of its kind in Victoria, Canada.

They have a smaller version already in place, with five solar panels creating 100 watts of energy. Their store is running fine on that, but winters in Canada are cold, and keeping the store warm will require more energy. So they’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/canada-s-first-entirely-solar-powered-store. Check out what their offering and see if you’re moved enough to support the ambitious endeavor.

*Slider image by Ryan Baine