We build the nPower® PEG in the USA, with 90% of our parts sourced locally in Northeast Ohio. By creating electricity from no fuel other than motion, generating no emissions, our goal is to bring clean energy jobs to Cleveland, where the energy industry was born.
John D. Rockefeller began Standard Oil in Cleveland, building his first oil refinery at a bend in the Cuyahoga River. Ohio is the birthplace of Thomas Edison, America's most prolific inventor. Northeast Ohio today nurtures a thriving and innovative startup community, combining Cleveland's skilled workforce, affordable standard of living, excellent universities, cutting edge art and cultural institutions, and world class health care, to create urban renewal focused on sustainable economic development.
Tremont Electric is named after one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Tremont as it looks today was first laid out in 1851 as the home of the short-lived Cleveland University, on bluffs overlooking the Cuyahoga River valley. The names of Tremont's main streets - College, Literary, Professor, University - still echo that legacy. During the Civil War, Tremont hosted a Union Army camp. Many buildings from this period survive as renovated homes and businesses. The park at the center of Tremont was named Lincoln Park long after the war.
During Cleveland's steel boom beginning in the 1890's, America's immigrant waves filled Tremont with ethnic groups of all kinds seeking work at the mills in the valley below. They built churches, shops, and community halls on nearly every corner, with wealthy Clevelanders building massive estates on main thoroughfares served by trolley lines. Tremont took the feel of an urban Mayberry, spires overlooking tightly knit homes and businesses in the shadow of a major American city thrusting skyscrapers upward.
The interstate highway system split Tremont into pieces in the 1950's, just as the city of Cleveland began to lose manufacturing jobs and shrink dramatically from a population over 1 million to now just over 300,000. Decay took its toll, but the neighborhood perservered. Tremont's renewal took shape in the late 1980's as artists began moving into the urban landscape to transform and invigorate the old streets and architecture, breathing life back into Tremont. Today, Tremont is Cleveland's most eclectic and vibrant neighborhood, home to Iron Chef Michael Symon's first restaurant, bars and restaurants filled with diversity, hipsters & hippies, business people and entrepreneurs, blue collar families with deep roots, musicians and dreamers, annual festivals like Taste of Tremont, the ever growing Greek Festival, a weekly summer farmer's market featuring local urban farmers, and the monthly art walk.
As a clean energy startup in the neighborhood, we envision Tremont as the perfect neighborhood to welcome technology innovation and the jobs that follow to Cleveland. Tremont Electric sponsors the monthly Drinkubator for entrepreneurs at a local bar called.....Edison's, of course. Our goal is for clean kinetic energy harvesting to bring jobs to Tremont, and Cleveland, just as Rockefeller and Edison did in the 19th century.