Genesis of an Idea
Inspired to find new applications for their award winning STAR Blade, the Uprise Team identified the constraints1 that plague renewable energy and set out to find solutions. Systematically, Uprise developed a host of innovations that either mitigated or eliminated each and every constraint, exposing new and promising opportunities.
This was the birth of the Mobile Power Station
Uprise’s foray into the wind industry came in the mid-‘90s, when John Knight’s renowned yacht company, Knight & Carver Yachtcenter (K&C), was approached to develop a solution for serial blade failures that plagued existing wind turbines around the globe. Leveraging over 30 years of advanced composite experience, K&C was successful in developing a solution for thousands of inferior wind blades. In the process, K&C pioneered innovative blade construction and testing techniques that lead to the development of the SANDIA Labs certified, top-performing STAR Blade®. Through these years of experience, Knight developed a deep appreciation for the constraints inherent in traditional wind turbines and used his aptitude as a creative engineer to develop a number of smart solutions. The result of this lucrative effort is the Uprise Energy Mobile Power Station, a product Knight sees as his crowning achievement.
Uprise Energy is an example of conscientious capitalism, where the mission is to drive change in the world for the betterment of humanity, while maximizing shareholder interest.