Rao sees Span as far more than just a smart fuse box…
And he’s gotten some unique, expert validation of his vision in the form of an investment from Matt Rogers, one of the founders of Nest, which was the first billion dollar company to try and tackle home energy use and efficiency.
Shibani Ghosh is one of the principal investigators with GCxN. Her experience provides important expertise that she can now use helping startups test their “Grid of the Future” technologies.
Energy Storage News:
A collaboration between the innovation arm of fossil fuel company Shell and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) selected the maker of an organic flow battery among a group of “startups with the potential to dramatically alter the future global energy landscape.”
In a phone conversation earlier this week, GCxN’s program’s manager Adam Duran emphasized how each new cohort company could impact the broader clean energy field.
The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) today announced three new startups to participate in the program following a multistage competitive evaluation…
Using organic compounds, Jolt Energy Storage makes flow batteries with the same large-scale storage capabilities as lithium-ion, but safer, more efficient, and less expensive. Learn more at Jolt’s website.
Icarus, RT creates a hybrid solar-thermal photovoltaic system that stores and uses leftover “waste heat” from solar panels to generate power on demand. This significantly increases power output per panel, and lowers cost per kilowatt. Learn more at the Icarus website.
BlueDot Photonics is developing a cost-effective and scalable manufacturing process to create solar panels using perovskite materials, which can increase solar panel output by at least 10 percent. Learn more at the Blue Dot Photonics website.