Our Mission: To provide renewable energy solutions that expand businesses, enhance livelihoods and empower communities by developing a refrigerated supply chain for temperature-sensitive products in emerging markets.

What Is the Cold Chain & Why It Matters

A cold chain is a logistics system that maintains uninterrupted control of correct cold storage temperatures while transporting, warehousing and distributing temperature sensitive products. By providing solutions to breaks in this chain, we enable farmers, clinics, emergency service providers, food markets, restaurants and enterprises to preserve products, eliminate food waste, increase profitability, food safety, vaccine and medicine viability and improve the livelihoods and health of communities throughout the world.

Who We Are

DGridEnergy is a manufacturer of off-grid solar-powered, modular and expandable walk-in refrigeration systems for temperature sensitive products.

What We Provide

  • Assessment of customer needs and assistance in optimal system design
  • Shipping and on-site assembly
  • Customer training
  • Remote monitoring of system performance
  • Ongoing remote technical support
  • Expert rapid response field service
  • Financing- Up to 2-year payment plans

Our Story

Formed in 2016, DGridEnergy, LLC is a Washington, DC based social benefits company established to address the extreme need and growing demand for refrigeration in developing countries. We designed and developed The Solar Cool Cube, a solar powered walk-in refrigerator now being sold throughout the world. Our sales and testing center is located at the University of the District of Columbia Muirkirk Experimental Farm. Potential customers are encouraged to visit and learn how DGrid Energy can meet your refrigeration needs. Contact us today to set up a tour.

Meet The Team

DGridEnergy, LLC is made up of trained professionals across the refrigeration and renewable energy sectors, each with a personal goal and mission to make cold storage and a reliable cold chain possible anywhere in the world.

Eugene Faison
Eugene FaisonCEO
Mr. Faison has worked in more than 50 countries around the world providing technical assistance, communications and marketing services. As a social entrepreneur, he has led companies that have conceptualized and implemented major campaigns for United States Agency for International Development, GlaxoSmithKline, Nike, The World Bank, Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation, Zain Mobile, ImagineNations, and more. These business initiatives have focused on investment promotion, agricultural development, and import/export promotion.
Nick Wynne
Nick WynneChief Technical Officer
Mr. Wynne is an electrical engineer. He has experience with both electronics and thermal insulation technology for solar-powered vaccine coolers intended for third world, off-grid health clinics that were later adopted by USAMMA and the CDC for vaccine transport. He developed the world’s first battery-operated compression refrigerated Unit Loading Device (ULD) for aircraft cargo bay transport, receiving 11 issued patents related to vacuum insulation. Mr. Wynne also developed the first GMA pallet-sized battery-powered refrigerated container for placement in tractor-trailers to enable consolidation of refrigerated freight.
Dr. Wilmot Allen
Dr. Wilmot AllenManaging Director, Africa
Based in Nairobi, Dr. Allen is a seasoned entrepreneur, management consultant, transaction advisor, investor and political economist with experience across nearly forty countries in Africa over the last twenty years. He worked prior as an investment banker and venture capital investor in the US and emerging marketing investor in technology, infrastructure, financial services and healthcare. Dr. Allen also brings expertise in strategy, operations, and business development with agriculture, fintech, pharmaceuticals, genomics, energy, media and manufacturing companies, including Fortune 500 firms, renewable energy companies and an array of early-stage firms in emerging markets.
Christopher Lord
Christopher LordAdvisory Board
Christopher J. Lord is the Managing Director of CapIron, Inc., a firm he founded in 2011, to provide advisory and consulting services to businesses, projects, utilities, development companies and manufacturers in the energy and sustainability sectors. Prior to founding CapIron, Mr. Lord served as Hannon Armstrong’s EVP and General Counsel for seven years and EVP, Renewable Energy for 2 years, during which time he worked on pioneering securitization of over $1.5 billion of energy efficiency transactions.

Strategic Partnerships & Associations

DGrid Energy designed and developed the CoolCube in an exclusive collaboration with BMIL Technologies, who has been helping customers turn their cold storage ideas into affordable, efficient, and sturdy realities for more than 65 years in virtually every area of the world. In addition we have established strategic partnerships with long standing solar equipment manufacturers such as Outback Power. Our further involvement with global associations and networks such as GOGLA and Global Cold Chain Alliance make DGrid Energy uniquely capable to support single unit sales to small businesses or multi-unit sales to large enterprises.

Outback Power/Alpha Group

BMIL Technologies, LLC

Global Off-Grid Lighting Association

Bethesda Green

Global Cold Chain Alliance