News Release: NREL Industry Growth Forum Announces 2019 Presenting Start-Ups

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February 25, 2019. More than 500 cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, and industry representatives are expected to attend this year’s Industry Growth Forum, May 9-10, in Denver, Colo. Among them will be 30 of the nation’s most promising start-up companies that will be presenting their cleantech innovations to potential investors and industry experts. Click HERE for full article

Distributed Energy Poised for ‘Explosive Growth’ on the US Grid

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More than 100 U.S. utilities have set up at least a “basic DER marketplace,” he said — some kind of online portal allowing customers to shop for energy-efficient appliances and services, and connecting them with utility rebates and third-party offers.
— Ben Kellison, Grid Edge Director at GTM Research

6 Renewable Energy Trends To Watch In 2019

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2019 promises to be an exciting year for clean tech. An increasing number of countries, companies and regions are embracing sustainable energy generation and the landscape is rapidly evolving.
— James Ellsmoor

TOU Rates in California: What will we learn?Will TOU rates be the “killer app” that drives residential distributed energy resource (DER) adoption?

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Home energy storage (HES) will be more attractive and If home energy storage vendors such as Hygge Power, Orison, Sonnen, Tesla and others can bring storage to market at a positive business case for consumers, HES would be the easiest and most customer friendly way to enable customers to maintain or even reduce their energy bills.
— Energy Central

Energia Ventures Launches Accelerator With Innovators From Across North America

Energia Ventures Launches Accelerator With Innovators From Across North America

FREDERICTON – Energia Ventures, a three-month accelerator for businesses in the energy, cleantech, and smart-grid sectors, launched its new program Tuesday with six companies from across North America. The program combines industry mentorship with classroom style programming. The goal is to take the companies through every aspect of launching a startup and graduate them ready for further investment.

Extreme Distributed Resources, A Customer-Centric Model

Extreme Distributed Resources, A Customer-Centric Model

Unless you are a well-to-do early adopter, home storage systems are too expensive to consider. An alternative is what I’m calling, “extreme distributed resources,” which are small (100 Wh to 1kWh) circuit-level, communicating, intelligent storage units. One company taking this approach is Hygge Power.