|Small Power Systems is a company in search of
answers to the world's energy and environmental Problems.
George Helmholz, the
founder of Small Power Systems, began experimenting with alternative energy sources while
in the Peace Corps. A few years in L.A. motivated him to leave fossil fuels behind, move
to the country and design healthy ways to provide energy.
Bruce Heppler, a machinist from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, started Round
Valley Farm Repair where he builds the mechanical parts for the solar trackers.
Olli Nummelin, a Finn who relocated to the U.S., does fine woodworking, as well
as electronic work for SPS.
All three live off the grid as they follow the vision of sustainable living.