Mobile green battery start-up Carbon Neutral Energy (CNE), of Aberdeen, is looking to set up a base in Texas, just two months after launching.
CNE said its renewable electricity storage systems could help prevent power outages, which swept across Texas during freezing weather conditions earlier this year.
The business was set up by serial entrepreneur Mark Patterson – who played a part in the growth of Balmoral Group, Nautronix and Well-Safe Solutions — and his two sons, Harry and Philip.
They said CNE intended to raise a total of £300 million in stages and create up to 200 jobs over the next five years.
A week later CNE appointed marine and shipping sector veteran Callum Bruce as its first non-executive director to help the fledgling firm tap into those industries.
The company is now looking to set up its first overseas base, in Houston, Texas.
Millions of residents in the southern state were left without power in February when storms and sub-zero temperatures interrupted supply to natural gas-fired power plants and froze wind turbines.
CNE sales director Philip Patterson said: “Battery storage is a vital in balancing the grid.
“Without storage, power emergencies such as those in Texas could occur again across the globe.
“With ongoing climate change, these events could become more frequent, so we believe the time to act is now and are getting into the US market early.
“Our vision is that our product range will help achieve greater efficiencies and build resilience into the Texas grid.”
CNE chairman and interim chief executive Mr Patterson Sr added: “The energy transition that is taking place will accelerate rapidly in the USA and presents a massive opportunity for CNE.
“Had I been 25 years younger, I would have seriously considered relocating there myself.
“As it is, we are presently recruiting for a CEO and looking for a suitable location in Houston where we will replicate what we are doing in the UK with local manufacturing and service in-country.”