access to low-carbon, dispatchable energy by
delivering a new category of power generation.
Mainspring Energy was founded in 2010 by three Stanford University engineers seeking a new approach to generating clean, resilient, affordable electricity. Their research into high-efficiency methods of converting fuel to electricity led to the founding of the company and the development and prototype of their first linear generator. Mainspring, originally called EtaGen, has successfully built and tested three generations of its product in preparation for commercial shipment beginning in 2020. The company’s executive team brings deep expertise from a number of leading clean energy companies, and its top-tier venture and strategic investors bring decades of experience in building successful hardware and energy businesses.
Mainspring’s culture is shaped by the company’s strong sense of mission and rooted in three Core Values:
Building a new category of world-class power generation requires the optimism of ambition and creativity, balanced with practicality to solve problems efficiently. The challenges that arise are opportunities for growth.
Excellence without Ego.
We bring expertise and commitment to creating the best customer experience, from sales to deployment and service, just as we apply deep technical rigor to building and delivering world-class products. We strive for excellence and behave as leaders with the humility to acknowledge our challenges, both collectively and as individual contributors.
The integration and cross-disciplinary nature of Mainspring’s business requires intentionally seeking out others who bring different skills, perspectives, and priorities. Our culture of inclusion and respect extends beyond our team to interactions with our partners and customers.