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101 Most Innovative San Francisco Based Renewable Energy Companies & Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco 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 San Francisco Renewable Energy Startups

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Generate Capital

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

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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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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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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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Redaptive

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

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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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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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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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WeaveGrid

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

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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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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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Sunfolding

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Sunfolding develops new approaches to solar tracking for commercial and utility systems.

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Plus Power

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Plus Power offers electric utilities that provide capacity, energy and ancillary services to energy industries.

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3Degrees

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3Degrees is a provider of carbon offset and renewable energy services and solutions.

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Advanced Microgrid Solutions

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Advanced Microgrid Solutions installs advanced energy storage systems in buildings to lower energy costs for consumers and provide clean.

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Spruce Finance

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Spruce provides consumer financing for residential solar systems, water conservation upgrades and energy-efficient home improvements.

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Sunverge Energy

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Sunverge Energy provides integrated solar solutions for distributed generation and storage.

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kWh Analytics

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kWh Analytics provides solar asset data and portfolio analytics for the solar industry.

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Fenix International

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Fenix International produces ultra-affordable mobile enabled solar solutions to empower more than 1.3 billion people living off-grid.

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Lumen Energy

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Lumen Energy focuses on helping building owners save money with clean energy.

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Sighten

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Sighten develops a software toolset to manage the complexity of distributed solar.

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Project Vesta

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Project Vesta is a non-profit working to galvanize the science of coastal enhanced weathering

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GreenFire Energy

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GreenFire Energy develops and deploys innovative technology to unlock the world’s largest source of continuous renewable energy.

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Choose Energy

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Choose Energy is an internet utilities search engine that allows the user to find and compare prices.

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normal

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Normal is empowering small businesses to address climate change and lower their carbon footprint with an innovative robo-consultant

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Genability

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Genability is a company that provides solutions to track and adjust energy usage and savings.

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NextGrid

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NextGrid is a renewable energy company specializing in solar development, policy, and finance.

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CivicSolar

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CivicSolar is an innovative solar distributor that offers a full selection of modules and balance-of-systems from manufacturers.

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Renewable Properties

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Developing and investing in small-scale utility and commercial solar energy projects throughout the United States.

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Khepra

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Khepra uses proprietary technology and excess renewable electricity to break down plastics and agricultural waste.

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Camus Energy

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Camus Energy is an open source grid management software as a service for distributed energy and the renewable transition.

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Recurrent Energy

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Recurrent Energy provides distributed solar power that makes renewable energy a practical choice for large scale energy users.

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Nevados

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Nevados Engineering designs and manufactures solar ground installations.

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Radian Generation

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Radian Generation is an independent solar asset management and advisory firm.

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ADL Ventures

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ADL Ventures is a company that focuses on developing & deploying new services & products on behalf of legacy-sector corporations.

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oroeco

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It’s a confusing time to be an idealist.

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Schwarm Technologies Inc.

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Schwarm Technologies is an innovative technology company focussed on the Internet of Things (IoT)

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PV Evolution Labs

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PV Evolution Labs provides solar panel test and characterization services.

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Cleantech Group

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Cleantech Group helps business leaders make smarter, more strategic decisions involving cleantech innovation.

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Brightmark Energy

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Brightmark Energy, we are on a mission to provide innovative waste and energy solutions that have a positive global impact.

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Climate Neutral

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Climate Neutral is a nonprofit company that focuses on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions also provides advice to companies.

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Sierra Club

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Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization

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TPG Alternative & Renewable Technologies

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TPG Alternative & Renewable Technologies is a growth-equity platform dedicated to partnering companies that deploy novel business models.

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Ecoplexus

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Ecoplexus is engaged in development, design, construction, and financing of solar power projects.

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ForeFront Power

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ForeFront Power has more than a decade of renewable industry experience, serving business and wholesale power customers around the world.

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OnSwitch Inc.

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The market platform using data analytics and machine learning to radically simplify how building owners buy cost-saving energy systems

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Energy Innovation

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Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC is an energy and environmental policy firm.

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Northshore

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Northshore is a data center service providers that maximize the profitability of infrastructure by enhancing energy efficiency.

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TeraWatt Technology

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We engineer ultra-high energy density lithium-ion rechargeable batteries

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The GivePower Foundation

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Using clean energy to provide water and energy solutions to those who need it most.

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Pareto Biotechnologies

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Pareto Biotechnologies has pioneered development of a revolutionary synthetic biology platform that produces naturally derived, high value.

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Manta Solar

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Manta Solar develops and provides solar energy generation systems.

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The Energy Foundation

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The Energy Foundation is a company that promotes clean technology.

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Inspired Labs

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Triple-bottom-line sustainable design consulting firm focusing on energy and resource conservation, wellness, and community.

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Aurabeat

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Aurabeat develops a smart air quality sensor that detects changes in air quality to save energy and effectively clean the air in homes.

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

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It is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and wastewater services.

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SkyH2O

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SkyH2O is industrial-grade water generating systems and independent water providers.

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Jetlun

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Jetlun offers a range of energy management systems for its clients.

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10Power

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10Power provides renewable energy internationally to communities that lack access to electricity through project development and finance.

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n8raidar

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Self Driving car tech stackup for low and night driving modes

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NextLight Renewable Power

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NextLight Renewable Power engages in utility-scale solar development in the western United States.

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Energy Recommerce

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Energy Recommerce is the leader in solar power performance management, with the industry’s preferred string-level monitoring system for

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Phoenix Energy

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Phoenix Energy is a private label power company that builds, owns and operates distributed, on-site bioenergy plants

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Naturener

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Naturener is a Independent Power Producer that focuses on renewable energy.

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One Block Off the Grid (1BOG)

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One Block Off the Grid, a residential solar consultant, provides homeowners the option of comparing quotes from leading solar providers.

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TEC Blockchain

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Deploy blockchain based cryptocurrency application to facilitate the trading of energy in the North American markets

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renewables.org

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renewables.org helps investors earn a return by investing in renewable energy.

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TurningTables

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TurningTables is a disruptive technology hub for energy innovators setting up new rules for the smart and sustainable use of energy.

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SEISMIC CENTER ASAR

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Seismic Center ASAR is a non-governmental organisation active in the field of research and development.

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Center for Resource Solutions

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Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy.

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Solio

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Better designs, manufactures, distributes, and commercializes portable renewable energy products for mobile consumers.

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World Energy Labs

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World Energy Labs manufactures battery test equipment for the energy storage, electrochemical test, and measurement markets.

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Luminalt

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Luminalt is a locally owned solar and energy storage installation company that mainly installs and leases solar panels.

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Verliant Energy

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Verliant Energy has developed patented biochemical processes to facilitate improvements in the anaerobic digestion.

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Vrenergy

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Sustainably harvesting energy from earth and infrastructure vibrations and movements.

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Mission Blue

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Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean.

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Origin Climate

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Origin Climate helps companies to identify, assess, source, and implement renewable energy and other emission reduction projects.

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C14 Strategy LLC

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C14 Strategy LLC is a company experienced in the energy and chemical industries.

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GridShare

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GridShare is a crowdfunding platform for renewable energy and cleantech projects.

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Panorama Environmental, Inc.

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Panorama Environmental, Inc. is specializes in the permitting of infrastructure, renewable energy, transmission, and water projects.

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Ellume Solar

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Ellume Solar operates 3 verticals: 1) SaaS product – Ellume 360 2) EPC – Solar power plants 3) O&M – Solar power plants

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Bell Resources (US)

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Bell Resources is a new age energy technology company focused on supplying energy & resources to the Electric Vehicle (EV) markets globally.

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Trans Bay Cable

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Trans Bay Cable’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable and cost effective source of electrical transmission.

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Solar Power Investor

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Bringing news, investment insights and opportunities to the solar and renewable energy industries.

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Re-volv

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RE-volv empowers people and communities to invest collectively in renewable energy.

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Renewable Fuel Products

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Renewable Fuel Products develops a renewable diesel fuel production technology that produces fuel from renewable sources of vegetable oil.

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Cleantech Fellows Institute

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CleanTech.org is the leading portal for energy and environmental technology commercialization.

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Heavy Earth Resources, Inc.

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Heavy Earth Resources, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties.

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Village Green Energy

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Village Green Energy is a provider of renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets.

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ClimateVoice

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ClimateVoice is a social organization that says companies to make balance with climate and business practices.

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Sunworks Solar

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Sunworks is a manufacturer of silicon-based thin-film solar PV modules. These ultra-low-cost modules are sold to utilities and developers

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Real NewEnergy

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Real NewEnergy is an integrated sustainable energy company.

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Clean Energy Counsel

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Clean Energy Counsel provides marketing and advertising solutions for clean energy companies.

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ZMassWalls

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Digital design and ordering system for energy efficient wall system

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Stalwart Power

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Stalwart Power specializes in commercial energy storage solutions.

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General Contractors Inspection

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General Contractors Inspection is a building inspection firm specializing in building condition, construction, and preservation.

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