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101 Most Innovative United States Based Solar Companies & Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best United States based Solar companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Solar 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 Solar 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.

Navitas Semiconductor

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Navitas Semiconductor develops a range of GaN power ICs for the power supply markets.

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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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EcoFlow

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EcoFlow designs, develops and manufactures eco-friendly and affordable portable power stations for personal and professional use.

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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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Sunrun

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

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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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Leap

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

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Carbon Lighthouse

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Delivering easy building decarbonization for commercial real estate owners

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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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Yotta Energy

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Yotta is developing modular energy storage device designed to reduce cost & expand development of energy storage & solar micro-grids.

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Omnidian

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Omnidian is a provider of comprehensive protection plans for investments in residential and commercial solar energy systems.

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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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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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First Solar

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First Solar manufactures thin film photovoltaic modules and provides PV power plants and supporting services.

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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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Origis Energy

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Origis Energy is international solar development and construction firm

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Sunnova

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Sunnova is a solar power company providing nationwide coverage with local minded service to thousands of homes across the United States

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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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Energetic Insurance

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Energetic Insurance unlock solar financing for unrated or below investment grade organizations.

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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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PosiGen

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Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency

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Solstice

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Solstice provides turnkey customer solutions for shared 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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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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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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Sunlight Financial

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

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Nexamp

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Nexamp transforms the new energy economy with proven solutions for solar energy development, ownership, and operation.

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Wunder Capital

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Wunder is a technology company that is powering the renewable energy revolution.

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EDF Renewable Energy

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EDF Renewable Energy, an independent power producer, engages in wind and solar project development, operations and maintenance services.

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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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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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SenseHawk

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SenseHawk is a SaaS platform that helps improve processes and saves cost in the development, construction, and operation of solar sites.

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Angaza

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Angaza provides a technology that enables businesses to provide affordable life-changing products to people in emerging markets.

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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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Inspire

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Consumer technology platform that powers cleaner, more efficient, and more sustainable homes.

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BRIGHT

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

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SunEdison

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SunEdison is the largest global renewable energy development company.

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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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Array Technologies

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Array Technologies is a manufacturing company that provides solar tracker solutions for companies and businesses.

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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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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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Tigo Energy

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Tigo Energy provides smart module technology for the solar industry.

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Vivint Solar

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Vivint Solar is a provider of solar solutions and a growing residential solar power providers.

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Piedmont Lithium

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Piedmont Lithium is an emerging lithium company.

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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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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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EnergySage

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EnergySage is an online marketplace for energy systems, including rooftop solar, community solar, storage, and heat pumps.

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Raptor Maps

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Raptor Maps is a MIT-born startup that builds software to manage the solar lifecycle.

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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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Pine Gate Renewables

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Pine Gate Renewables is a U.S. developer of 2-25 MW utility-scale solar farms.

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1366 Technologies

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1366 Technologies is a manufacturer of silicon wafers used to deliver solar modules.

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Nextera Energy

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NextEra Energy is a publicly-traded electricity generation, transmission, and distribution company.

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Bright Power

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Bright Power provides practical energy management and solar energy solutions.

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Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC

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Leeward Renewable Energy is a renewables & environment company based in North America.

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Swift Solar

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Swift Solar designs and manufactures lightweight, flexible solar panels that are more efficient than conventional panels.

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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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iSun Energy

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iSun Energy develops and deploys solar energy and smart city e-mobility hubs.

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Wexus Technologies

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IoT software company empowering the global food supply chain to adapt to climate change with renewable energy + water intelligence

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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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Sungevity

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Sungevity develops remote solar designs and installation services for home solar electric systems.

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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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Distributed Solar Development

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Distributed Solar Development is a solar energy management company.

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Swiftmile

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Swiftmile is a developer of light electric vehicle (LEV) charging systems.

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C3Nano

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C3Nano develops transparent conductive ink and films intended to enhance touchscreen and digital display experience.

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Nithio Holdings

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Nithio Holdings a Washington, DC-based energy finance company focused on the off-grid sector in Africa.

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CleanChoice Energy

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CleanChoice Energy is a clean energy supplier whose mission is to make 100% renewable energy available to everyone.

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SunShare

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SunShare is a renewables and environment company specializing in solar garden development services.

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Cellink

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CelLink is an early-stage hardware startup that is developing a flexible conductive backplane for power electronics.

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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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BlueWave Solar

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BlueWave is a solar development and fintech company that revolutionize energy with simple, powerful solar solutions.

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Guzman Energy

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Guzman Energy is a wholesale power provider and energy trading company.

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Rayton Solar

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Rayton Solar utilizes a proprietary technology to manufacture solar panels 60% cheaper and 25% more efficient than the market standard.

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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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IEA Renewable Energy

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IEA Renewable Energy is a renewables & environment company that offers energy and water infrastructure services.

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Powerhive

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Powerhive unlocks productive, clean electricity for millions of households and businesses in emerging markets.

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GT Advanced Technologies

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GT Advanced Technologies offers innovative crystal growth equipment solutions for the solar, LED, and consumer electronics industries.

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Soltage

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Soltage is a full service renewable energy company that develops and operates solar energy stations.

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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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Sighten

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

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Electriq Power

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Electriq Power is a provider of smart home battery storage solution for homes and small businesses.

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Zanbur

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Solar Energy Electric Subscription Service

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UGE

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UGE delivers immediate savings to businesses through the low cost of solar energy.

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Better Earth

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Better Earth aims to create a more sustainable and better Earth through solar energy.

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BrightSource Energy

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BrightSource Energy designs and builds utility-scale solar power plants to help companies lessen their dependency on fossil fuels.

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Leading Edge Equipment Technologies

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Leading Edge Equipment Technologies is a developer of kerfless, single crystal silicon wafers intended to be used in solar panels.

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Capstone Turbine Corp

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Capstone Turbine Corporation® is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems.

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Terabase Energy

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Terabase Energy is a web-based tool that reduces cost and deployment timelines by digitalizing the solar power plant.

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Clean.Tech

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Revolutionizing Residential Solar via A.I.

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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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Nautilus Solar Energy

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Nautilus Solar is a solar development company delivering clean renewable energy to commercial, industrial, non-profit and utility customers.

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Regher Solar

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Regher Solar is developing cutting edge silicon solar panels to power the future space economy.

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GoSun

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

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Urban Grid

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Urban Grid is a leader in building clean energy solutions through utility-scale solar project development

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Soltec Trackers

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Soltec manufactures, supplies, and installs single-axis solar tracker equipment.

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Mosaic

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Mosaic is a residential solar lending platform that enables thousands of people to profit from the benefits of clean energy.

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ConnectDER

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ConnectDER make products that integrate power and data from residential scale DERs into the grid.

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King Energy

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King Energy is a next-generation energy company bringing solar power to multi-tenant commercial properties.

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Goal Zero

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Goal Zero develops portable solar power systems, including solar panels, portable power packs, generators, chargers and accessories.

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FortiFi

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FortiFi offers 100% financing to PACE approved, energy efficient upgrades to your home or commercial building.

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VEIR

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VEIR is a company developing a new approach to using high-temperature superconductors for electricity transmission.

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