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Next Thing products have raised 2m+ on Kickstarter in computing, hardware, and vision. The team is currently focused on how hardware and software can improve energy technology.

We provide affordable, modular, safe, and easy-to-install batteries for the individual. Our batteries start small to save you pennies per day, but our modular addition system makes it easy to power all the way up to a complete, reliable energy solution for your home or office for a week.

We provide software designed for the individual and the community, all while saving the average home-owner money.  Eventually, we will make enterprise solutions, starting with manufacturing, and eventually enabling communities to create localized power grids.

It is our mission to bring power back to the people.

About Our Team

Next Bolt executive team is comprised of experts who share their passion for technology and are committed to developing the most powerful battery solution to decentralize energy.

Jason Adams

Jason Adams is an energy investor, dealmaker, leader, and growth expert. He has worked in software, technology, subscriptions, and product fulfillment. After his first year in his most recent role as Head of Growth at fair trade company Globein, the companies revenue more than doubled. His crossover experience in managing technology, software, and subscription make him particularly capable to produce results in consumer facing technology sectors.

Energy Storage Engineering Advisor

Ahmad Pesaran

After receiving his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UCLA in 1983 Ahmad Pesaran joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Since 1995, he has been working on electric drive vehicles and their various energy storage technologies. He has co-authored more than 100 papers and presentations on energy storage and electric drive vehicles. Ahmad is the coordinator Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries activity for the U.S. Department Energy Storage Program. He is also an active member of the Electrochemical Energy Storage Technical Team (USCAR and DOE partnership) and several of its workgroups. He has won many NREL and external awards including a 2013 R&100 Awards for the development of Isothermal Battery Calorimeters. In 2016, he received an R&D 100 Award for a Battery Internal Short Circuit Device that used as a research tool to investigate the merits of materials and design features to combat internal short circuits due to latent flaws. He is also the NREL technical program manager for DOE/VTO’s Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize.

Nanoengineering and Material Sciences Advisor

Shirley Meng

New role as Chief Scientist for the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory. This comes with an appointment as a professor at the School of Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago. Currently serves as a materials scientist and professor at UCSD. Her research group – Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC) – focuses on functional nano and micro-scale materials for energy storage and conversion. The more recent programs include the design, synthesis, processing, and operando characterization of energy storage materials in advanced rechargeable batteries; new intercalation materials for sodium-ion batteries; and advanced flow batteries for grids large-scale storage. Shirley is the author and co-author of more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book chapter, and 6 patents.

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What Others are Saying about Next Bolt Batteries

This will revolutionize the entire power system

People will have more control over their utilities and this will open new doors on clean energy alternatives.

People will save money all year long!

A practical way to save money on electricity all year, and an investment that will last homeowners a lifetime.