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101 Most Innovative United States Based Renewable Energy Companies & Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best United States based Renewable Energy companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Renewable Energy industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top United States Renewable Energy Startups

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Blue Origin

Blue Origin

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Blue Origin is an aerospace company that focuses on lowering the cost of spaceflight and helping to explore the solar system.

Commonwealth Fusion

Commonwealth Fusion

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Commonwealth Fusion is an MIT spinoff research company that focuses on bringing fusion energy technology to market.

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Arcadia

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Arcadia is a nationwide home energy platform that provides clean energy.

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Helion Energy

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Helion Energy utilizes fusion energy to deliver clean, safe electricity.

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SES

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SES is a manufacturer and developer of Hybrid Li-Metal Batteries for electric vehicles.

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Amyris

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Amyris Biotechnologies specializes in creating renewable products focusing on fuels and chemicals.

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Solid Power

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Solid Power is a developer of solid-state rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and mobile power markets.

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Form Energy

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Form Energy develops and commercializes a low-cost battery system that can store wind and solar energy for a long duration.

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Generate Capital

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Generate Capital builds, owns, and operates sustainable infrastructure to deliver affordable and reliable resource solutions.

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Fluence

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Fluence makes energy storage technology solutions and services.

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SunPower

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SunPower Corporation delivers high-performance solar electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and utility-scale customers.

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ESS

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ESS is a provider of long-duration energy storage solutions ideally suited for C&I, utility, microgrid, and off-grid applications.

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Sunrun

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Sunrun provides residential solar electricity and solar power services for homeowners.

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Lightning eMotors

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Lightning eMotors is an automotive research and manufacturing company that develops zero-emission all-electric powertrains.

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Lancium Technologies

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Lancium is a technology company using distributed parallel computing to enable the growth of renewable energy.

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Enphase Energy

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Enphase Energy offers a micro-inverter system that delivers solar energy to homes and businesses.

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LanzaTech

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Creating new economic opportunities for companies, communities and countries around the world.

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GoodLeap LLC

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GoodLeap is a point-of-sale platform for sustainable home solutions.

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Aurora Solar

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Aurora Solar is a SaaS company that uses aerial imagery to assess solar installation projects.

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Amply Power

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Amply Power provides commercial fleet operations a charging-as-a-service approach to help fleets transaction to electric vehicles.

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Autogrid

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AutoGrid Systems organizes energy data and employs big data analytics to generate real-time predictions that create actionable data.

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Mitra Chem

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Mitra Chem is the lithium-ion battery materials manufacturing company.

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Titan Advanced Energy Solutions

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Titan Advanced Energy Solutions is a provider of ultrasound-based battery management solutions

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Bidgely

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Bidgely leverages the power of AI to optimize utility customer engagement and is the choice of leading utilities

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Intersect Power

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Intersect Power is a clean infrastructure company bringing efficient, innovative, and scalable low-carbon solutions.

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Enovix

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Enovix develops 3D wave array energy storage architecture for Lithium based cells, to improve manageability of the stored energy.

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Span.IO

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Span.IO develops products to enable rapid adoption of renewable energy and deliver an intuitive interface for the home.

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FreeWire Technologies

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FreeWire Technologies is a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and power solutions.

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NCX (Formerly SilviaTerra)

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The Natural Capital Exchange enables corporations to support landowners and their forests through its forest carbon marketplace.

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Swell Energy

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Swell is a California-based residential energy storage developer and aggregator.

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MycoWorks

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MycoWorks is a biotech company that delivers commercially viable non-plastic and non-animal materials to the market.

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LevelTen Energy

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LevelTen is a safe and cost-effective way for C&I customers to purchase renewable energy.

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CleanSpark

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CleanSpark is the developer of a patented and revolutionary “stratified” downdraft gasifier.

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Redaptive

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Redaptive is an Efficiency-as-a-Service tool for commercial and industrial customers.

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TAE Technologies

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TAE Technologies is leveraging proprietary science and engineering to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

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DroneSeed

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DroneSeed is paid per acre to plant tree seed vessels after a wildfire — using heavy-lift Drone Swarms

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Velocys

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Velocys is the company at the forefront of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL).

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Patch

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Patch is building the infrastructure for a climate positive economy, starting with an API for carbon removal.

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Bioenergy DevCo

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Bioenergy DevCo is a Columbia, MD-based global developer of anaerobic digestion facilities.

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Altus Power America

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Altus Power America Management is a leader in private investment in clean energy projects and renewable energy certificates

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EV Connect

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EV Connect provides enterprise-class, electric vehicle charging software and solutions.

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Newlight Technologies

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Newlight Technologies is a biotechnology company producing advanced sustainable materials.

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Dividend Finance

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Dividend Finance is a Technology-enabled finance platform supporting the energy transition with lending and other financial solutions.

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Leap

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Leap is a marketplace for Distributed Energy Resources to participate in the energy market.

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Genomatica

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Genomatica manufactures sustainable chemicals from renewable feedstocks.

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Greenlight Planet

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Greenlight sells, installs and finances solar home systems for the 1.8 billion off-grid and under-electrified consumers in Africa and Asia.

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Transphorm

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Transphorm is a producer of gallium nitride-based solutions for high-voltage power conversion applications.

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Enevate

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Enevate is a rechargeable energy storage technology company delivering innovative battery capacity in Li-ion ecosystem.

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Ambri

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Ambri is an early-stage company focused on developing a transformative technology.

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SHYFT Power Solutions

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SHYFT Power Solutions builds IoT and Integrated Software to connect and intelligently manage distributed energy resources

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Motiv Power Systems

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Motiv delivers medium-duty class 4-6 commercial electric trucks & buses; with charging infrastructure & guidance deploying CEV fleets.

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Gevo

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Gevo focuses on the production of isobutanol, thereby bringing renewable and cost-effective fossil fuel alternatives to consumers worldwide.

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FuelCell Energy

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FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) is an integrated fuel cell company that designs, manufactures, installs, services and operates

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FirstElement Fuel

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Low temperature fuel cell and liquid fuel reformer technology

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d.light design

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d.light is an international social enterprise that serves people without access to reliable electricity.

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Dandelion Energy

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Dandelion Energy is a home geothermal company that offers geothermal heating and cooling installations.

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Natron Energy

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Natron Energy is an energy storage company that develops a high power, long cycle life, and low-cost battery technology.

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Carbon Capture

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Carbon Capture is a climate tech company that makes machines that remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere.

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SkySpecs

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SkySpecs automates the operations and maintenance of utility scale wind turbines with cutting edge robotics

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SinglePoint

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SinglePoint is a manufacturing company focused on providing renewable energy solutions to small to mid-sized companies.

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QuantumScape

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QuantumScape is a renewable energy company that develops solid-state battery technology to increase the range of electric cars.

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Group14 Technologies

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Group14 Technologies is a battery storage technology company that develops silicon-carbon composite materials for lithium-ion markets.

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Envision Group

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Envision is a global energy internet service provider.

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EdgeMode

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EdgeMode is an infrastructure management platform.

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FlexGen

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FlexGen designs and integrates storage solutions and the software platform that is enabling today’s energy transition.

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Ameresco

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Ameresco, Inc. provides energy efficiency solutions for facilities in North America. The company engages in the development, design,

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Sunlight Financial

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Sunlight Financial is a premier, technology-enabled point-of-sale financing company.

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EnerVenue

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EnerVenue provides metal-hydrogen batteries for large-scale renewable and storage applications.

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PosiGen

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Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency

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Ubiquitous Energy

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Ubiquitous Energy makes transparent solar technology for windows, electronics, and other applications.

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DEPCOM Power

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DEPCOM Power is a renewables and environment company that designs and builds cost-effective solar power plants.

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WeaveGrid

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WeaveGrid develops electrification software for the scalable deployment of electric vehicles on the electric grid.

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Nori

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Nori is a carbon dioxide removal marketplace that aims to reverse climate change.

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Heliogen

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Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company unlocking the power of sunlight to replace fossil fuels.

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T-REX

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T-REX’s fintech platform, structuring and valuation tools make complex capital markets more liquid via enhanced transparency and efficiency.

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Tynt Technologies

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Tynt Technologies is a developer of a smart window to prevent glare while maintaining views and save energy.

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8minute Solar Energy

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8minute Solar Energy is the nation’s largest independent developer of solar PV and energy storage projects.

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Aemetis

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Aemetis is an innovative green energy biofuel company.

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Solaria

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Solaria is a solar technology company that manufactures cells and modules for the optics and semiconductor industries.

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Continental Resources

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Continental Resources is focused on the exploration and production of onshore oil prone plays and is a Top 10 independent oil producer.

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Kevala

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Kevala provides data-driven insights for an evolving energy market by combining proprietary analytics with advanced grid mapping.

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BRIGHT

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BRIGHT enables the developing world with cleaner and more affordable energy.

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Greenwork

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Greenwork helps government-funded training programs find jobs for their graduates.

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Bye Aerospace

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Bye Aerospace designs, builds, and markets electric-powered and solar-powered aircraft.

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Nextracker

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NEXTracker offers a breakthrough in horizontal tracking, with lower costs, better performance, and more flexibility for solar power plants.

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Nanotech Energy

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Nanotech Energy is a supplier of graphene, graphene oxide, and graphene supper batteries.

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Malta

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Malta is a provider of industrial-grade, grid-scale energy storage, and electro-thermal energy storage solutions for energy industry.

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Pattern Energy Group

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Pattern is a premium independent power company. We own and operate eight wind power projects in the United States, Canada and Chile that

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Invenergy

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Invenergy is a global privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions.

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Cypress Creek Renewables

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Cypress Creek Renewables is a national provider of local solar.

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Apex Clean Energy

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Apex Clean Energy is a developer of commercial-scale wind and solar energy facilities.

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SunEdison

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SunEdison is the largest global renewable energy development company.

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Powur

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Powur, a technology company, enables direct sellers to participate in the residential shift from dirty to clean energy.

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Silicon Ranch

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Silicon Ranch is an solar energy company that develops and operates utility scale solar facilities.

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Clean.Tech

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Revolutionizing Residential Solar via A.I.

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Enbala

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Enbala exists to create an energy future that’s sustainable and balanced. We do that by harnessing the power of distributed energy.

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iUNU

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iUNU is an industrial computer vision company that connects plants, facilities, and people through a single interface.

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Opus One Solutions

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Opus One Solutions is a software engineering and solutions company delivering on a the vision of a connected energy internet.

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Birch Resources

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Birch Resources is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and natural gas.

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Banyan Water

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Banyan Water provides smart water management as a service for commercial and institutional businesses.

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Conamix

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Conamix is commercializing high energy cobalt-free battery materials for lithium-ion.

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