2015 Cohort

2015 Cohort Portfolio

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  • GRID

  • TRANSPORTATION

  • FINANCING

  • EFFICIENCY

  • AGRICULTURE

Here the startups of the 2015 cohort


  • GRID

    • ConnectDER – Demonstration – ConnectDER (former Infinite Invention) supports the integration of solar on the electric grid through plug-and-play solar connection and control;
    • Edisun Heliostats – Go-to-Market – Edisun Heliostats develops low cost concentrated solar power with built-in storage using rocks as a storage medium;
    • FreeWire Technologies – Demonstration – FreeWire Technologies combines robotics and energy storage to create a network of mobile electric vehicle chargers.
    • Go Electric – Go-to-Market – Go Electric delivers the next generation of microgrids for facilities that need to attach or detach to utility power at a moment’s notice;
    • Rebound Technology – Go-to-Market – Rebound Technology turns supermarket freezers into batteries;
    • Shifted Energy – Demonstration – Shifted Energy creates a virtual power plant of electric water heaters to store excess renewable energy and deliver demand response;
    • Spider9 – Go-to-Market – Spider9 develops smart controllers that make large battery systems more reliable and profitable.

  • TRANSPORTATION

    • Bandwagon – Go-to-Market – Bandwagon connects passengers to share rides and taxi fares through their mobile app;
    • Ridescout – Demonstration – Ridescout aggregates public, private, and social transportation options into one mobile app;
    • TransitScreen – Go-to-Market – TransitScreen synthesizes all sustainable transportation options in real time into one screen.

  • FINANCING

    • kWh Analytics– Demonstration – kWh Analytics reduces financial risk and enables solar financing through analysis of asset performance.

  • EFFICIENCY

    • Bidgely – Demonstration – Bidgely tells homeowners how much energy each appliance uses by extracting energy signatures – without the need for lots of hardware sensors;
    • Bright Light Systems – Demonstration – Bright Light Systems combines energy efficient lighting and automation;
    • BrightBox Technologies – Demonstration – BrightBox Technologies improves HVAC performance and comfort, and lowers operating costs, through optimization software.

  • AGRICULTURE

    • Kunoa Cattle Company – Go-to-Market – Kunoa Cattle Company enables large-scale local food production powered by renewables;
    • Prota Culture – Go-to-Market – Prota Culture produces biodiesel and animal feed from organic waste.

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