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101 Most Innovative Ohio Based Energy Companies & Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Ohio based Energy companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the 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 Ohio Energy Startups

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Welltower Inc

Welltower Inc

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Welltower™ is a recognized leader in providing consistent, low-cost capital to fund health care infrastructure and real estate.

FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy Corp.

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FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.

FirstEnergy Corp.

GoSun

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GoSun offers solar technology that provide fuel-free cooking, cooling, charging, lighting and water purification and more!

FirstEnergy Corp.

One Energy

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One Energy provides wind for Industry solutions for large electric consumers.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Renaissance Oil Corp

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Renaissance Oil is developing a diversified shale and mature fields portfolio for development in Mexico.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Advanced Lighting Technologies

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Advanced Lighting Technologies, Inc. (ADLT), formed in 1995, is a market-leading innovator and manufacturer of energy efficient lighting.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Echogen Power Systems

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Echogen is a producer of scalable heat-to-power systems.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Sirrus

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Sirrus develops innovative monomer platforms

FirstEnergy Corp.

JadeTrack

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JadeTrack is a cloud-based analytics platform that makes complex energy and sustainability data simple.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Energy Focus

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Energy Focus develops and commercializes lighting systems and customer-specific, energy-efficient lighting solutions.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Toledo Solar

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Toledo Solar is a company that manufactures CdTe Thin Cell Solar panels for homes, small businesses, and large power-generating facilities.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Donovan Energy

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Donovan Energy is a clean energy development company that approaches energy in new ways that help reduce energy use and save money.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Cleveland Thermal

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Cleveland Thermal is an energy provider that helps customers reach environmental emissions targets and reduce spending on costly utilities.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Exacter

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EXACTER®, Inc. is an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company that focuses on electric utilities worldwide

FirstEnergy Corp.

American Electric Power

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American Electric Power is an investment firm that invests in companies that focuses on clean energy and electricity distribution.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Ecolibrium Solar

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Ecolibrium Solar is committed to revolutionizing the solar power market. We design simple, cost effective and ecologically sound products

FirstEnergy Corp.

FGC Plasma Solutions

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Improving combustion for energy, aerospace and national security

FirstEnergy Corp.

pH Matter

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pH Matter is providing commercially-viable solutions in a number of emerging markets related to catalysis, electro-catalysis.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Lake Erie Energy Development Corp

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Lake Erie Energy Development Corp is a financial development agency that provides wind energy, community outreach.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Nextronex

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Nextronex is a solar manufacturing company that develops and sells utility-scale grid-tie inverter systems for photovoltaic installations.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Preformed Line Products

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Preformed Line Products (PLP) serves four distinct core markets: communications, energy, special industries and solar.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Q2Power

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Generate renewable/green distributed electric power from waste methane.

FirstEnergy Corp.

BRITE Energy Innovators

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BRITE empowers founders to launch energy technology solutions through entrepreneurial guidance and support services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

DTE Energy

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DTE Energy provides gas & electric utility services to MI homes and businesses.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Avotronics Powertrain

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If make frequent stops at the gas pump, then think, “Aurtronic Transmission”.

FirstEnergy Corp.

MPLX LP

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MPLX owns, leases or has ownership interest in approximately 2,900 miles of pipeline across nine states.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co

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Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co is a carbon black products manufacturing campany.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Dennison Disposal

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Dennison Disposal is an oil and energy company that owns a saltwater injection well and high-volume truck unloading facility.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Qualus Power Services

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Qualus Power Services specializes in power system engineering, turnkey project management and field services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Alterra Energy

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Alterra Energy is an innovative chemical recycling technology company.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Crown Battery

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Crown Battery is an Ohio-based privately owned corporation and manufacturing operations of commercial battery.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

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The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) conducts research and analyses on financial.

FirstEnergy Corp.

AEP Energy

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AEP Energy supplies electricity to homes & businesses and provides energy management solutions.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Akron PolyEnergy

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Akron PolyEnergy designs, develops, and commercializes of new polymer based solutions for a wide ranges of energy applications.

FirstEnergy Corp.

IGS Energy

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An engaged society seeking positive change in the way we manage and consume energy resources.

FirstEnergy Corp.

OPW, a Dover Company

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OPW, a Dover Company is an oil & energy company that provides petroleum equipment.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Air Enterprises, LLC.

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Air Enterprises is an engineering company offering air handling and energy efficient solutions.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Consolidated Cooperative

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Consolidated Cooperative provides energy and communication services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

DPL, Inc.

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DPL Inc. is a regional energy company.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Locus Bio-Energy Solutions, LLC

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Develops globally recognized biosurfactants that boost oil production, improve ESG & save millions in tax credits.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Novar

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Novar Ltd. manufactures energy management systems.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Melink Corporation

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Melink Corporation is a renewables & environment company that provides energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

FirstEnergy Corp.

CBT Company

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CBT Company is an engineering company that provides mechanical power transmission equipment.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Interstate-McBee, LLC

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Interstate-McBee is a transportation company that provides fuel injection components.

FirstEnergy Corp.

MonitorTech Corporation

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Just received a $1.3 million order in natural gas industry. Just received a $100,000.00 order from gsa.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Purple Land Management

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Purple Land Management is an oil & energy company specializing in ongoing education outreach.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Diamond Power International Inc.

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Diamond Power International Inc. is a company that provides boiler cleaning and similar services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

STP Nuclear Operating

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STP produces 2,700 megawatts of carbon-free electricity, making it one of the newest and largest nuclear power plants in the world.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Nexceris

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Nexceris is an energy company that develops innovative sensor, power generation and catalyst solutions.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Columbia Gas of Ohio

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Columbia Gas of Ohio is a utility company offering energy efficiency programs, safety, and billing and payment solutions.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Nationwide Energy Partners

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Nationwide Energy Partners is an energy technology company providing privatized electric and water solutions to the multifamily market.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Volunteer Energy

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Volunteer Energy supplies natural gas and electricity to homes and businesses.

FirstEnergy Corp.

R.W. Beckett Corporation

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R.W. Beckett Corporation is an oil & energy company specializing in combustion products.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Clark Reliance Corporation

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Clark Reliance Corporation is an oil & energy company specializing in boiler instrumentation and pressure vessels.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Greenfield Solar

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GreenField Solar Corp. develops and commercializes concentrator photovoltaic systems.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Paragon Robotics

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Cloud based wireless data acquisition and logging systems with remote wireless sensors.

FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company

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FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company operates and maintains nuclear generating facilities in Ohio.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Bruner Corporation

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Bruner Corporation is a facilities services company that offers HVAC and energy conservation services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

TruTech Tools

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TruTech Tools is a distributor of energy auditing, HVAC, combustion and emissions testing equipment, gas detectors, moisture meters.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Felda Iffco

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Palm Oils and Fats production

FirstEnergy Corp.

Industrial Power Systems (IPS)

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Industrial Power Systems (IPS) is a construction firm providing engineering, procurement, maintenance, and fabrication integrated services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

SSP Corporation

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SSP Corporation is an oil & energy company that offers Stainless steel fittings, valves, and tube fittings.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Catacel

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Catalytic heat-exchanging materials

FirstEnergy Corp.

Greensleeves Technologies

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Greensleeves Technologies is a customer driven technology company that serves the commercial geothermal market.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Lyden Oil Company

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Lyden Oil Company is an oil & energy company specializing in agricultural lubricants and chemicals.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Utility Pipeline

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Utility Pipeline is a natural gas service provider for residential, agricultural, land developers, industrial and commercial industries.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Avtron LoadBank

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Power Test Equipment

FirstEnergy Corp.

South Central Power Company

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South Central Power Company is an electric cooperative that serves electric services in 24 Ohio counties

FirstEnergy Corp.

Kokosing Industrial

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Kokosing Industrial is a contractor specializing in power, oil & gas, industrial, marine, heavy civil, water and commercial sectors

FirstEnergy Corp.

Eco Engineering, Inc.

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Eco Engineering is an environmental services company that provides lighting, lighting controls, and energy efficiency services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy Solutions

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FirstEnergy Solutions is a utilities company that offers electricity supply and services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Kingsgate Logistics

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Kingsgate Logistics is a freight service provider for customers from the manufacturing, distribution, and energy industries.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Impact Selector International

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A manufacturer of risk mitigating, efficiency enhancing, safety improving conveyance technology in the worldwide oil and gas industry.

FirstEnergy Corp.

F&M MAFCO

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F&M MAFCO is servicing heavy mechanical contractors in power generation, petro chemical, construction and maintenance.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Pembroke Resources

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Pembroke Resources is an Australian-based company focused on the acquisition and development of metallurgical coal assets.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Kimble Companies

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Kimble Companies is an oil & energy company that provides recycling services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Buckeye Power Sales

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Buckeye Power Sales is a wholesale company that offers construction equipment and power generators.

FirstEnergy Corp.

The Brewer-Garrett Company

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The Brewer-Garrett Company is an engineering company providing energy conservation and building energy management services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Mars Electric Co.

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Mars Electric Co. is a wholesale company providing commercial gear, lighting, and green energy solutions.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Cleveland Public Power

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Cleveland Public Power is a municipal power company.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Shrader Tire and Oil

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Shrader Tire and Oil is an oil & energy company specializing in truck tire sales and services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Sunflower Solutions

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Sunflower Solutions is an advanced energy company that specializes in solar energy creation and installation.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Collins Inkjet Corporation

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Collins Inkjet Corporation is a chemicals firm that provides formulations of water-based, solvent-based, oil-based, and UV curable inks.

FirstEnergy Corp.

TES Engineering

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TES Engineering is a mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm that a comprehensive range of energy and construction services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Power Distributors

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Power Distributors is a wholesale company that provides warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment solutions.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Huen Electric

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Huen Electric is an electrical construction and engineering firm.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Cinergy Corporation

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Cinergy Corp. was an energy company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, from 1994 to 2006.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Plug Smart

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Plug Smart delivers energy solutions for building automation, energy projects, security and access, design-build and professional services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

American Municipal Power

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American Municipal Power supplies and manages reliable wholesale power to municipal electric systems at a competitive price.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Hightowers Petroleum

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A Licensed Motor Fuel Dealer and operates across the United States.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Lykins Energy Solutions

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Lykins Energy Solutions is an oil & energy company that provides oil distribution and electricity services.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Indiana Michigan Power Company

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Indiana Michigan Power Company generates, transmits, and distributes electric power to retail and other customers.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Chemstress Consultant Company

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Chemstress Consultant Company is a chemical engineering firm serving the energy, petrochemical, polymer, utility, and other industries.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Inland Lakes Management, Inc.

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Inland Lakes Management, Inc. has represented cargoes are the foundation of U.S. manufacturing, infrastructure, and energy production.

FirstEnergy Corp.

River Trading Company

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River Trading Company provides energy solutions, river terminal logistics, storage, coal shipping, loading and unloading of bulk materials.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Staco Energy Products

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Staco Energy Products is an electronic manufacturing company providing ups, power factor correction, and active harmonic filters.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Quasar Energy Group

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To produce affordable renewable energy from commercial and municipal organic biomass, while improving the environment.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Energy Harbor

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Energy Harbor is an independent financially secure energy producer and retailer firm serveing residential, commercial & industrial clients.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Solar FlexRack

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Solar FlexRack is a renewable energy company located in Youngstown.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Oxford Resource Partners

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We market our coal primarily to large utilities with coal-fired, base-load scrubbed power plants under long-term coal sales contracts.

FirstEnergy Corp.

AEP Ohio

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AEP Ohio is an electrical utility that supplies power to houses, offices and factories.

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