2012 NEW ENERGY PIONEERS - the winners
Could your company change our energy landscape forever? Are you helping to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions while helping to meet the energy needs of the 21st century and beyond? Or rolling out an innovation that will dramatically reduce the use of water or any other natural resource?
The Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers programme is designed to identify, recognise and integrate potential game-changers in the field of clean technology and innovation.
Ten companies have been selected as 2012 New Energy Pioneers. They come from bioenergy, electric vehicle, energy storage, smart grid and smart meter, solar, and water sectors. Applicants are able to apply directly or are recommended to apply by members of the clean energy community. The judging process is rigorous, and the winning companies progressed through several stages before being presented to the Selection Committee for the final review. The Selection Committee comprises a panel of industry experts from, academia, corporations, utilities and technology incubators and assesses applicants against our comprehensive criteria. Bloomberg New Energy Finance technology experts advise the panel and are active through the assessment stages.
2012 NEW ENERGY PIONEERS WINNERS
Clean Power Finance is the online marketplace for residential solar financing and leading provider of solar sales software. The company connects the capital and solar markets by managing financing on behalf of institutional investors looking for stable, high-yield investments and marketing that financing as non-exclusive residential solar finance products--power purchase agreements (PPAs) and leases--to qualified solar professionals to brand as their own and sell to consumers.
ECOtality, Inc. is a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, ECOtality accelerates the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace carbon-based fuels.
Emefcy is fundamentally changing the energy economics of wastewater treatment with its Electrogenic Bioreactor it is transforming wastewater treatment plants from cost centers to profit centers. Emefcy addresses needs of both municipal and industrial wastewater markets.
Lanzatech has developed a proprietary microbe technology that converts waste gases to fuels and chemicals, from any source of carbon monoxide with no impact on the food value chain.
Maxwell Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitors . An energy storage technology used to optimise energy efficiency, performance, reliability and life cycle of a variety of systems such as automotive, heavy transportation, renewable energy, backup power, wireless communications and industrial and consumer electronics applications as well as for radiation-hardened microelectronic components and systems for satellites and spacecraft.
Silver Spring Networks provides a networking platform and solutions that enable utilities to transform the power grid infrastructure into the smart grid. The smart grid intelligently connects millions of devices that generate, control, monitor and consume power, providing timely information and control to both utilities and consumers.
Smarter Grid Solutions delivers innovative software applications and industry-leading expertise to help power companies manage the grid more intelligently. Its real-time grid management solutions offer a highly cost-effective way to get ready for a ‘new energy’ future by creating greater grid capacity for low carbon technologies such as renewable generation.
Tendril is the developer of connected home platforms that enable smart home applications, such as customer engagement, energy monitoring and management, and demand response. The software platform interacts with hardware devices in the home, such as displays, smart thermostats, smart appliances and EV chargers.
va-Q-tec is revolutionizing the markets for high performance thermal insulation materials by creating innovative vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) which insulate ten times better than conventional materials.
Xtreme Power provides scalable, real-time digital power management and energy storage system product and service solutions that decouple the rigid electric grid, enabling a more sustainable, reliable and cost-effective electric grid network. It is able to combine customized milli-second controls and high-efficiency power electronics with the energy storage capabilities of the company’s proprietary PowerCell™ technology.
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