This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Energy Efficiency startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Energy Efficiency industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Join our community: The Startup Pill Facebook group is designed to be a friendly and international space where startup founders, investors and consultants can share resources, progress and tips. Click here to join.
Top Energy Efficiency Startups
We build an AI solution that is trained to automatically change HVAC settings based on a calculated comfort index in real time. As a result, it leads to less energy consumption while keeping an optimal level of comfort.
Our solution complements very well to existing Building Management Systems and advanced data analytics tools/platforms. We are working with existing HVAC infrastructure of the building and don’t require an installation of additional hardware devices.
Overall, our approach allows fast (specific) building simulation, faster building integration process, shorter time to first money saved from energy optimisation and a possibility to create microclimates within one building for better comfort at reduced energy consumption.. .
$1T will be spent annually on energy efficiency upgrades in commercial properties in the next 10 years. Energy managers are struggling to identify cost-effective projects and failing to meet regulatory commitments.
Audette unlocks clean investment for large building portfolios by connecting to and analyzing digital utility and building data and providing the insights needed to uncover millions in potential reductions in operating costs and carbon output.. .
Domatic empowers builders to create intelligent, sustainable buildings faster and at lower-cost than ever before. Domatic is a better way to power a building that significantly reduces the need for hard-to-find skilled labor and code inspections while making the resulting buildings more sustainable and efficient.
Our system combines a low-voltage DC approach to wiring with a data network on the same wires. All elements on the Domatic system are connected and intelligent and, because low-voltage isn’t subject to stringent building codes, installation is significantly faster and cheaper than existing high-voltage systems.
Jim was CTO, Television, at Microsoft and built the Mediaroom platform (AT&T licensed it for U-Verse), VP for the Digital Home Group at Intel. The team’s background in hardware, software, networking, and machine learning make Domatic an ideal product for us.
We’re very excited to bring Domatic to the world.. .
JTEC Energy, Inc.
JTEC Energy was formed to commercialize the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter (JTEC), an innovative device that uses electrochemical transformations to convert a heat differential into usable electricity. The JTEC inventor and company founder is Dr.
Lonnie Johnson.. .
MGA Thermal is a deep tech startup that provides a clean, economical, and scalable advanced thermal storage, enabling renewable energy to reliably provide 100% of base load power. Its core technology is a newly invented type of thermal storage material, Miscibility Gap Alloys (MGA).
Modular blocks of MGA are stacked into insulated storage tanks, which can store energy for use in a vast range of applications, such as improving the electrical grid’s stability, residential and commercial space heating, industrial process and waste heat, and electric vehicles. MGA Thermal is based in Newcastle, Australia..
Altus Thermal specializes in rethinking thermal energy in the home. It aims to deliver higher efficiency, greater comfort, an improved user experience, and increased benefits to the electrical grid.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.. .
Actual Energy offers a wide array of services aimed at using energy smarter. It provides dynamic electricity pricing and innovative value-added services.
With Actual Energy, consumers can optimize their energy consumption while reducing costs and carbon emissions. With its platform, users can see when and how much energy they use and how pricing at each hour is derived.
The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Sandwich, Massachusetts.. .
Digital Power-Optimization focuses on solving problems associated with the variability of electrical supply and demand to bring more efficient and profitable outcomes for all parties in a given electrical supply chain. It provides services to owners and operators of power generation assets, including renewables, at both large and small scales.
The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in New York.. .
Aquarius Energy is a provider of clean technology and renewable energy solutions. The company offers inexpensive, sustainable, high-density power through solid-state catalyzed fusion.
Aquarius Energy was founded in 2019 and is based in Menlo Park, California.. .
TexPower commercializes cobalt-free, high-capacity, drop-in cathode materials for lithium-based batteries. It focuses on producing cathode materials and leverage expertise from the battery industry for manufacturing customized lithium-ion batteries for a variety of end-users.
They commercialize cathodes that can replace commercial battery cathodes and can be deployed in portable electronics, electric vehicles, drones, robots, and more. It is comprised of metals such as nickel, manganese, aluminum, iron, zinc, and more and are synthesized through standard industrial manufacturing processes.
This synthesis route is used for producing mainstream cathode materials for electric vehicles across the world, namely, lithium nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide (NMC) and lithium nickel-cobalt-aluminum oxide (NCA). Their products also offer a value proposition that enables at least 10% higher energy density, 25% lower raw material costs, increased sustainability, and a secure and benign battery supply chain.
TexPower’s cobalt-free cathodes offer security benefits for the military battery applications. Wangda Li, Arumugam Manthiram, and Evan Erickson founded the company in 2019 in Austin, Texas..
Orange Charger is excited about building solutions that overcome the limitations that have slowed the installation of electric vehicle charging in multi-unit dwellings. We believe that charging at home makes owning an electric vehicle more compelling and convenient.
When cars first entered emerged, gas stations were not at every corner, and electricity was just taking off. As electric vehicles cross the chasm, a new charging network will be required to help manage the demand on the grid while also being more convenient than public charging.
Our goal at Orange is to build the world’s largest at-home charging network for multi-unit dwellings and beyond.. .
Clarke Energia is swooping in with analytics to help save SMEs some serious money. Its solution can evaluate the electricity fee a business is charged and see if it can be adjusted.
The system also analyzes the viability of solar panels to cut costs.. .
Blue Ocean Seismic Services
Blue Ocean Seismic Services is an oil and energy company that specializes in low cost and reduced carbon emission ocean bottom seismic acquisition. The company uses swarms of long-endurance autonomous self-repositioning nodes to collect high-quality OBS data whilst reducing carbon emissions, HSSE risks, survey duration, and cost.
It was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Farnborough, England.. .
ActiveEnergy is a climate technology company. We build products that reduce energy consumption in every way possible.
We aim to push technology in the energy sector forward and believe that humans should not have to consciously hold back when consuming energy – they should rather use products that allow them to use as little energy as possible from sustainable sources without having to think about it.. .
Oaktree Power is an energy sector “Aggregator”, using demand-side reduction to deliver financial and carbon savings to medium and large organisations. Your organisation’s facility could provide you with a new source of revenue whilst helping your organisation and the country achieve its net zero emissions goals.
Our technology, proven in thousands of buildings across the world, is housed in a small cabinet we install in your facility. This box communicates with our central operations centre and automatically turns your electrical plant such as pump motors, fans and air conditioning chillers down a little for infrequent, short periods when the country’s electricity grid is under stress.
Carbon emissions are reduced and you get paid every time your electricity consumption is adjusted. In addition, OakTree Power adjusts your facility’s electricity demand when peak-time tariffs are applied, providing you with substantial savings.
There is no capital investment required as Oaktree Power cover this cost and minimal risk. By signing up with us you create a new revenue stream and help the country achieve its zero-carbon emissions target..
Teho Pty Ltd
Teho is an Australian owned and run Renewable Energy Broker. At Teho we are passionate about power.
Our goal is to empower Australians to make the right decisions impacting not just their day to day but impacting their whole lives. From solar to sundown, we want to save Australians money, reduce their carbon footprint and change the way we view our usage.
In the Sunburnt country we believe in harnessing everything we can.. .
Hydromesh’s The Hyve is an AI with machine learning acting as a brain of a micro grid that is connected to a renewable energy source and a battery/hydrogen storage.The Hyve is fed with data from weather stations, energy production, load from households and grid prices. Based on the analysis of the collected data, The Hyve automatically optimizes and predicts the perfect timing of when to store excess energy to the battery, buy or sell energy or use it in the household.
This leads to improving the efficiency of the micro grid system and save costs for the customer.. .
A+energy was founded to make energy together, greener, smarter and fairer. We believe that only together we can create enough impact to tackle climate change.
This requires not only 100% green energy but also smart technology that helps to understand and lower the energy usage and integrates the various solutions in the market. Customers will be joining us due to our single fair tariff that is not only cheap but also has no hidden costs and minimum duration.
A+energy will be a platform for the smart home and integrate photovoltaic, energy storage and electric vehicles charging seamlessly which will make A+energy the largest producer and consumer of energy – in other words the largest Virtual Power Plant. Those elements combined will make our Vision – a Zero- Carbon Future – a reality..
Our real estate is responsible of nearly half the energy we consume and a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, if we are to tackle the future environmental risks, we must act today to improve the energy efficiency of our buildings.
To that end, SpectrumLab developed and is licensing the world’s first thermochromic coating applicable to outdoor surfaces such as roofs and façades. Such coatings turn white beyond a certain temperature, thus reflecting sunlight in summer and cooling the building, and turn black below said temperature, thus absorbing sunlight and warming the building.
This can save on average 15% energy in space heating and cooling every year!. .
KineticCore Solutions is a technology manufacturing company that produces energy storage systems. It offers an energy storage package and its operating environment easily matches that of current and future wind and solar farms.
The all-composite structural design of the KineticCore Battery contains no hazardous materials, which greatly simplifies safety, shipping, and recycling compared to chemical batteries. In 2019, James, Jim, and Chuck Clegern co-founded the company with Steve Milliren in Loveland, Colorado..
Heaten is an industrial start-up, tackling one of the most difficult problems for numerous industries, namely, to accelerate the electrification of heat with the prospect of deep-decarbonization, while providing viable roadmaps, both technically and economically to rapidly de-carbonize industrial heating processes. Heaten is a start-up with an 8 years R&D history in heat-to-power (Organic Ranking Cycle) and power-to-heat machines (heat pump).
Our technology platform and knowledge are leading the efforts to deliver process temperatures of currently realized 165 degrees Celsius which covers 30% of the energy demand of all industrial heating processes, equivalent to a €39billion TAM in the EU-28 market only. Heaten’s technology platform can achieve up to 400 degrees Celsius (R&D roadmap).
Heaten AS has gone through the full cycle of R&D, prototyping, engineering, and design to successfully deliver 200kW heat pumps and industrial equipment to a customer. We are now looking to scaling the existing platform to meet industry needs and staying ahead of the competition by leading R&D and secure IP into medium-temperature process heat..
WattsAudit is an energy monitoring software. This energy management system provides real-time metering for reducing energy costs and consumption for buildings, plants, Factories or even your House.
Energy monitoring tool collects energy data and uses it for reporting, monitoring and engagement. This powerful energy auditing was designed and built by Bytelabz Software solution Pvt Ltd, Trivandrum.
Our web-based energy management platform allows you to design and execute energy management strategies that reduce your energy usage and save costs. We work directly with you to create the most efficient and effective energy management software solutions.
Our talented team knows how to manage and deliver exceptional solutions.. .
SPCNZ: Solar Power Calculator NZ
SPCNZ is New Zealand’s leading solar power system installation company, on a mission to help New Zealand home owners and businesses become more energy independent, while saving on electricity costs. We believe New Zealand should be on 100% renewable energy and have dedicated ourselves to making this happen.
Visit solarpowercalculator.co.nzfor a free bespoke solar power system installation estimate.. .
Digital Infra Partners
Digital Infra Partners offers a series of summits that focus on building and operating a network, energy, and digital Infrastructures. It connects influencers and decision-makers who design, build, own and operate all forms of digital infrastructure with solution providers who have the technology and know-how to reduce our industry’s carbon footprint.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in London.. .