From smart meters to electric cooking, EarthSpark has been expanding perceptions of 'what makes sense' in energy access for more than a decade. Rooted in practical solutions for the community in Les Anglais but bringing experience from US utility and clean energy technology sectors, the team understands the constraints and the potential of building better energy services.
EarthSpark does research and development (R+D) in technologies and business models to solve specific aspects of energy poverty. We call this "proving what is possible." Some of EarthSpark's innovations have become companies. SparkMeter, a smart grid technology company spun out from EarthSpark in 2014, was named by Fast Company Magazine as "The Most Innovative Company in Energy" in 2021.
At the same time, we work closely with energy users, local entrepreneurs and agriculturalists in rural Haiti to understand how the arrival of electricity can unlock untapped potential in their work and lives. We share experiences from elsewhere in the world, source equipment, and support low-risk trials of new technologies.
Humble in all that we don't know and anxious to find ever-better answers, we work to learn and improve. As we engage with new communities, we do not seek cookie cutter approaches but rather proven recipes that can be adapted and informed by each customer and community.