Bloomberg Environment: Think about it: our society is always plugged into something. Whether it’s smartphone chargers or smart TVs or large appliances or electric vehicles, we are consuming more energy than we ever have before. This has led to a host of efforts by utilities to implement demand response programs, which seek to adjust the demand for power, rather than adjusting the supply to meet the demand.
CleanTechnica: The product was envisioned, designed, and engineered by a team of former Tesla engineers that brought the Powerwall to market, led by Tesla’s former Head of Product, Arch Rao.
Current News UK: After multiple rounds of evaluation, five companies have been chosen to take part in the accelerator, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Electrek: Companies are recommended by a member of the GCxN Pipeline Partners network (clean-tech incubators, accelerators, and universities), and finalists are selected after review by NREL and Shell.
NREL: The Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) today announced the second round of startup companies to participate in its cleantech accelerator.
Hygge Power is building a new platform for flexible energy storage in apartments, homes and small businesses. Their in-home network of small storage devices works together to act as one giant battery, allowing renters and homeowner to deploy backup power where it’s most important at a lower cost. The solution provides critical power during disruptions, while providing…
Intertie has developed a modular smart grid technology, the EV ChargePod, that advances the “Grid of the Future” by simultaneously delivering ultra-fast EV charging, intelligent storage, solar integration and other electric services, while improving grid reliability and raising utilization. Read more here.
Microgrid Labs is developing a modeling, simulation and optimization software platform for fleet managers to help them make decisions about how to cost-effectively and quickly electrify their multi-vehicle fleets, such as city bus agencies, school bus fleets and commercial truck operators. Read more here.
Span is reinventing and redesigning the in-home electrical panel. Their goal is to make it easy and inexpensive to integrate renewable energy sources into the average electrical panel. Read more here.
AllCell Technologies is making lithium-ion batteries safer and faster to charge with a patented passive thermal management material. The phase change composite (PCC) material incorporated in their lithium-ion battery packs is used to spread and absorb heat as the batteries cycle and generate heat. Read more here.