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54 Most Innovative Chicago Based Renewable Energy Companies & Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Greenlight Planet

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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EdgeMode is an infrastructure management platform.

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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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Chromatin

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Chromatin is a biotech company that develops sorghum for traditional agriculture and applications in the renewable energy sector.

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Evergreen Climate Innovations

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Evergreen Climate Innovations supports entrepreneurs and startups that are bringing impactful climate technologies to market.

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ampCNG

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ampCNG is engaged in the transition to compressed natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel in the commercial trucking industry.

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Eligo Energy

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Eligo Energy helps provide consumers and businesses with low cost energy solutions.

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Trajectory Energy Partners

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Trajectory Energy Partners brings together communities, organizations, and landowners to develop clean energy projects.

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GreenPoint Partners

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GreenPoint Partners delivers energy management and sustainability consulting services for commercial real estate owners.

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NETenergy

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NETenergy is a thermal energy storage company that is creating a thermal battery designed to offset peak electricity load.

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Sigora

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Sigora provides microgrid management solutions making clean, reliable, and fairly-priced energy a reality in frontier markets.

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Power-to-Gas Hungary Ltd.

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Aiming to develop commercially viable and disruptive solutions for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon reuse.

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Chicago PACE

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Chicago PACE Financing for the energy-saving, renewable, resilient and sustainable elements of our commercial real estate landscape.

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Navigate Power

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Navigate Power provides energy and natural gas brokerage and consulting services.

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Hecate Energy

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Hecate Energy is a developer of solar, wind, and energy storage projects.

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Integrys Energy Group

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Integrys Energy Group is a holding company focused on regulated and non-regulated energy delivery in the United States.

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Marathon Capital

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Marathon Capital Management is an taxation-driven, financial and business services firm catering to high net-worth individuals.

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Solar Simplified

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Solar Simplified is transforming the energy space by enabling easy access to affordable solar energy to everyone in the USA

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BrokerX

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BrokerX is a technology company that’s built a cloud-based platform for energy brokers to manage their entire customer lifecycle

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Glidepath Power

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Glidepath Power develops solutions for the energy markets.

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Energy BBDO

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Energy BBDO is a multimedia advertising agency specializing in building brand recognition.

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Lincoln Clean Energy

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LCE is a developer, owner, and operator of clean power projects with a focus on wind and solar power.

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The Power Company USA, LLC

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The Power Company (TPC) is a professional energy consulting firm.

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Energy Distribution Partners

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Energy Distribution Partners is delivers propane and other energy products to retail, residential and commercial customers.

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Hayes Mechanical, LLC.

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Hayes Mechanical. is an engineering company offering power-generation solutions.

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dbHMS

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dbHMS is an engineering company providing MEP design engineering and building energy analysis services.

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Sunfox Capital

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Sunfox Capital provides is a renewable energy company that offers environmental-protection and energy-conservation solutions.

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Verde Solutions

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Verde Solutions is full service, energy efficiency consultant firm that offers knowledge and consulting for a brighter future.

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Elevate Energy

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Elevate Energy is a community of thinkers and doers who educate the people on efficiency use of energy.

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Energy Results

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Energy Results is a residential energy-based company that helps homeowners evaluate, implement, finance, and track energy-saving upgrades.

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Integrys Energy Services is now a part of Constellation!

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Integrys Energy Services is an oil & energy company specializing in energy asset management and natural gas aggregation programs.

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REX Electric & Technologies, LLC

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REX Electric & Technologies is a construction company that provides security tools, fire alarm, and energy management services.

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NAATBatt

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NAATBatt, a nonprofit consortium of energy businesses, focuses on the development of electrochemical energy storage technology solutions.

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies

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VG SmartGlass

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VG SmartGlass is developer of film-based light and heat control window.

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Conectiv

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Conectiv Energy is the competitive wholesale energy business of Pepco Holdings, Inc.

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UChicago Argonne

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For six decades, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory has excelled in integrating world-class science

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New Generation Power

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New Generation Power is an independent renewable-based power generation company focused on acquiring,owning and operating power projects.

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Endurant Energy

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Endurant Energy specializes in energy infrastructure solutions.

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Fronius USA

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Fronius USA is an electronic manufacturing company specializing in energy monitoring and control solutions.

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Energy CX

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Energy CX is an energy advisory firm that procures the lowest electric and natural gas prices for its customers.

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Gabriel Environmental Services

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Gabriel Environmental Services is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm.

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America’s Most Trusted Recycling Services

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American Most Trusted Recycling Services provides commercial, residential, and recyclable waste removal services.

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Carbon to Clean

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Carbon To Clean is an investment community dedicated to renewable energy and sustainable technology investing.

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Solar Sale USA

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Solar Sale USA provides solar panels, lighting and solar water heaters with installation services for commercial and residential sectors.

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Madison Street Energy LLC

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Renewable Energy Lease Buyouts & Monetization

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Wind Capital Group

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Wind Capital Group is a wind energy developer company.

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Sharlen Electric Company

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Sharlen Electric Company is a electrical contractor serving commercial and industrial clients throughout Chicago and in Northwest Indiana.

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G-Ride

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G-Ride is a eco-conscious ride share company that only has green vehicles and plants a tree w/ every ride

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SCB Group

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SCB Group is a brokerage firm that assists buyers and sellers close trades in environmental products.

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improve it

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A Company who’s mission is to provide high-energy, laughter-filled corporate team building workshops.

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Edge Lighting

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Pure Lighting develops and manufactures energy efficient and specification grade architectural lighting.

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Quantum Energy

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Quantum Energy provide advanced processing systems to promote green energy hydrocarbon processing.

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Haak Innovations

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Solving problems in the engineering fields of agriculture, energy and transport with unparalleled thinking, that is Haak Innovations.

Written by Mark Smith

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