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Sundial Power Pods, LLC

Containerized solar and battery hybrid system, with remote monitoring, that replaces diesel generators in off-grid environments.

  • Stage $5M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Budapest, Hungary
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2009
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

SunDial SmartPower produces patented, containerized renewable power generators. The SmartPower systems are designed to replace diesel generators in off-grid environments. Although many renewable companies focus on 'grid parity', SunDial focuses where renewables make the most economic sense - 'diesel parity.' Our customers include US Special Forces in Afghanistan, BNSF in the US, and Chevron in Nigeria, essentially anyone operating off-grid.


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    Stan Waldrop

    Stan is an experienced professional with 25 years of relationships in government and business.  Stan managed Greenfield Capital, an investment firm focused on lighting, energy, and agriculture. Previously, Stan founded two wireless communication firms and co-founder of JPI with Hunt Realty and GE constructing 125,000 apartments across the US and building $2 billion in projects. Stan holds a B.S. from the University of Louisiana, Monroe.

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    Daniel Rice

    Dan was previously a co-founder and
    Partner of The Marshall Fund investing in Iraq. Prior to that, Dan was Managing Director of a $10 billion financial firm and Chief Marketing Officer of a $500 million medical device manufacturer. Dan left the Army in 1991 and voluntarily was re-commissioned in 2004 to serve as an Infantry Officer. Dan is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

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    Keegan Cotton
    Vice President

    Prior to joining Sundial, Keegan was Director of M&A in a global telecoms company for their CEE Operations (a $1 billion business unit based).  He has completed numerous buy and sell-side transactions across Europe for telecom, media and technology companies. Keegan is a former US Army officer.  He served as the Economic Development Officer in North-Central Iraq.  He is a graduate of the US Military Academy and MBA from London Business School.

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    Hank Crumpton

    Hank is President of Crumpton Group, LLC, a strategic advisory firm. He also serves on the advisory board of AECOM Inc. From 2005-07 Hank was the US Coordinator for Counterterrorism, after a 24 year career with the CIA. He earned a Bachelors degree from the University of New Mexico and a Masters Degree, with honors, from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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    Lee Van Arsdale

    Prior to Sundial, Lee was the CEO of Triple Canopy, providing security solutions to enterprises worldwide. Previously, Lee had a distinguished
    career as a US Army Officer, with 11 years spent in the First Special Forces Operational Detachment- Delta (Airborne). Lee was also a military advisor on the feature film Black Hawk Down. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy and Founding Executive Director of UNLV Institute for Security Studies.

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    Charlie Fiechter

    Most recently, Charlie was a founding partner of Astonfield Renewable Resources, a project development firm building large-scale renewable energy projects inside of India.  Charlie manages a private investment firm, TNX Capital, and serves on the Board of Directors of Smithfield Medical Development. Charlie has earned a MBA from Yale; a Masters in Engineering Management and BSE from Duke University.

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    Eldon Prax

    Eldon has over 30 years experience leading and building successful telecommunications companies and divisions. Prior to joining Sundial, Eldon was the VP of Engineering &
    Operations at Ericsson where he created and built a division from concept to $500m annual revenue in one year. He has both Bachelor and Master Degrees from Bellevue University and served in the US Marine Corps.


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    Munsch & Hardt (corporate), Cantor Colburn (IP)
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    Century Bridge

Previous Investors

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    Keith Tucker, MD of Century Bridge