This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Energy startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Energy 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
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Top Energy Startups
Energy X is an AI-driven online energy platform company based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Energy X connects various energy market participants from individual households to EPC contractors and investors via its online and mobile Social Energy Platform.
Backed by socially responsible venture capital investors, Energy X strives to become the global standard for clean energy development and energy securitization.. .
M1neral is building the first all-in-one transaction management platform for minerals and royalties. M1neral’s platform offers a robust spatial search tool to identify opportunities and promote collaboration amongst all parties in the transaction process – from buyers and sellers to service providers and financial institutions.
The built-for-purpose platform aims to drastically cut cycle times and allow transactions to be completed faster, better, and smarter than ever before.. .
POWER.GLOBAL is providing products and services that ensure access to clean, affordable, reliable, and modern energy for all. With access to clean energy comes economic growth, human development, and environmental sustainability.
With locations in the USA and India.. .
Camus Energy is building an open source Grid Management Software as a Service (GMaaS) platform to enable the future DSO. Providing grid operators and load serving entities with advanced situational awareness, insight, and control, Camus’s platform empowers industry leaders to safely and strategically manage a rapidly changing grid environment.
Camus’ founders and partners are leveraging experiences from other industries – including the founders’ pioneering work building Google’s global traffic management platform – to address new opportunities on distribution grids.. .
Dash Energy is a tech startup helping the world buy and sell energy faster, smarter and more confidently. We are modernizing the complex processes of the industry and bringing the market into the future.
Our technology platform brings energy brokers and energy suppliers together as they work to sell energy and energy services to businesses.. .
ClearGen is empowering the transition to a more sustainable energy future. ClearGen works with partners to deliver efficient and reliable energy infrastructure to consumers.
Our consultative approach is focused on reducing development risk by streamlining the structuring and financing process to facilitate successful project development. By combining smart and flexible financing with unmatched industry expertise, ClearGen will lead the way to a new era of energy outcomes.
Bavarva Flock Inc.
A next-generation agro tech engineering smart village where the primary focus is on renewable energy and other forms of technologies. Bavarva Flock Inc.
now embarking on a new era of an energy revolution. A next-generation agro tech engineering smart village where the primary focus is on renewable energy and other forms of technologies.
The energy system of the future should have the following four features: Low carbon energy production. Fossil fuels have to be burned to release energy, which caused emissions and environmental pollution.
The existing intensive industrial usage of fossil fuels has significantly harmed the environment. Solar power, however, is one of the best solutions.
Energy independence and connectivity, and energy sharing – When solar energy is adopted by hundreds of factories and thousands of houses, the power supply system will be totally changed. We will be both energy consumers as well as energy producers.
The direction of the new energy revolution is to build an energy-sharing system, based on a large database and a smart-energy connection platform. Promoting the new model of energy consumption in less-developed regions.
Radiant is developing the first portable, zero-emissions power source that works anywhere. Its patented portable nuclear microreactor is the brainchild of former SpaceX engineers who have experience quickly bringing real products and innovations to the market.
Radiant’s clean-energy solution uses safe fuels that have already been extensively tested by the Department of Energy, materials that have already been used in prior nuclear designs, and a nuclear core design based on sixty years of progressive innovation. Radiant can offer a low cost, a portable renewable power source that can be an alternative to fossil fuels for both military and commercial applications..
BeFC Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells
BeFC Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells provide Eco-friendly paper-based bio-enzymatic fuel cells for sustainable energy generation. Electronics integration in disposable medical and wearable medical devices has become increasingly important.
The button or coin cell power sources used are difficult to recycle, toxic, or dangerous to the environment. The development of safe and ecological devices is often a barrier to the progression of single-use and single-patient devices.
BeFC offers a sustainable and eco-friendly solution for practical energy generation whilst minimizing the impact on the environment. We believe our approach will not only allow the replacement of batteries for existing applications, but also open up new opportunities for low-power ultra-thin health monitoring, logistics/transportation monitoring, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications..
Green-Y Energy AG
Green-Y revolutionizes the energy sector: The combination of an electricity storage together with a heating and cooling unit in one decentralized device makes the integration of renewable energy on a large scale possible. An affordable and efficient system with unrivalled low amortization periods below 4 years results.
Besides that, Green-Y is eco-friendly by using only air and water as working fluids. Our patent pending technology is proven on a prototype, we closed our 825’000CHF seed funding round and secured our first two customers.
Now we are looking for investors for our 2 Mio. Series A round in 2021, project opportunities and collaborations to push the market entry.
Don’t miss your opportunity and join the energy revolution today!. .
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.. .
EnergyHawk is a global leader of satellite powered Energy Assessments. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between third party energy companies and customer energy data.
Our customers are able to search the largest energy consumers in North America and easily access consumption, demand and other facility level factors in order to help their go to market strategies.. .
Gaiascope helps energy companies and investors transition to the future in the most economic way possible, with user-friendly software that makes the electric grid easier to understand, invest in and profit from. Gaiascope’s affordable tools are designed with a practical approach to machine learning that values transparency over ‘black boxes’.
Guided by a blueprint of physical reality, these tools use available data and scenario analysis to optimize real-time trading, operations and development, addressing the stochastic nature of the grid, the increasing penetration of renewables, and the evolution of power market dynamics.. .
Distributed Energy is a development and aggregation platform that connects renewable projects with funders. They are experienced platform aggregators who have come together to enable renewable energy projects in the developing world.
The Distributed Energy platform reviews, screens and lists fundable projects on their marketplace. Investors can express interest to invest in credible opportunities.
Their smart contracts and blockchain produce a robust link between parties, automating payments. They also provide ongoing reporting on performance of the assets..
Crude oil derived products have infiltrated every industry – synthetic colors, flavors, fragrances in food, dyes in textiles, fertilizers and packaging material that harm humans and the planet. TeOra’s mission is to replace synthetics with naturals that are manufactured in a sustainable and predictable manner.
A microorganism is the best factory, optimized over billions of years of evolution and TeOra designs it to produce desired products. Using microfluidics and AI, TeOra offers 100 times faster and cheaper design of smart micro-organisms in weeks to months instead of years..
Delorean Power is a utility-scale energy storage development company. Delorean Power specialize in innovative standalone storage solutions that save costs and improve power system reliability for our customers.
Our experienced team is committed to working closely with utilities, large electric consumers, municipalities, and rural electric cooperatives to bring new investment in cutting-edge energy storage technology to the communities that they serve.. .
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.. .
Antelope Water Management
Antelope Water Management partners with the oil & gas and mining industries to deliver water infrastructure, treatment, sourcing, and disposal services. The company water solutions are tailored to meet the evolving environmental and economic challenges facing the extractive industries today.
It helps operators lower their freshwater footprints, improve field-level economics, and enhance their environmental and local stewardship. Antelope Water Management specializes in water reuse and recycling, incorporating data analytics, and places an emphasis on landowner and local stakeholder relations.
They actively monitor the water challenges in the mining industry and believe the third party led sustainable water solutions will be critical for the mining industry to play a role in the energy transition. It was founded in 2019 and is based in Austin, Texas, United States..
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.. .
Encoord specializes in energy systems modeling, planning and operations of electricity and natural gas systems, renewable energy integration, and energy systems coordination. It features a software application platform to model-independent or coupled multi-network energy systems in a single fully integrated environment and graphical user interface.
It was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado.. .
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.. .
Greenwood-Power is a fast growing manufacturer and designer of non- conventional instrument transformers for the upcoming smart grid. We are focusing on medium voltage on secondary and primary energy distribution.
Our products can fit into gas- and air-insulated switchgears and can be also used outdoor on poles.. .
United Exploration is an oil and gas investor managing oil and gas investment partnerships that generate cash flow for their partners. It acquires and develops oil and gas properties in an effort to generate consistent and reliable income for its partners.
Its mission is to identify investment opportunities that provide minimal risk and, at the same time, the potential for high returns. The partnerships that they manage allows accredited investors to take advantage of many benefits that go along with oil and gas investments.
The firm Morgan established by Morgan O’Neal and Jacob Jackson in Grapevine, Texas in 2019.. .
PT. Solardex Energy Indonesia is a privately established entity (PT.) in Semarang, Indonesia with an office located at Semarang Plaza, Semarang Tengah.
Our management team consists of individuals and expertise in Indonesia, Singapore and China. We supply solar PV solutions in off-grid, on-grid and hybrid, solar street lamps, solar CCTV, solar light bulbs and portable emergency solar system.
With an emphasis on management, research and development, we manufactures leading-edge products that delivers to the market worldwide. We are currently going to embark on creating a compact all-in-one solar box to bring about the next level of solar PV system and to solve electricity shortage problems in South East Asia.
Our mission is to provide the most affordable with the highest quality solar solutions catered to the needs of each individual customers. Our vision is to make renewable energy affordable and provide more effective power and cleaner solution for our environment..
Black Start, LLC
Black Start, LLC is an industrial contractor with a specialization of combined cycle power plant support. We provide multi-discipline technicians for industrial start-up, commissioning, and outage field services.
Our personnel are field capable and can be utilized for turn-key projects, SME consultant services, and project management. We are a veteran owned business and based in the Pacific Northwest.
Please visit our website for more information.. .
Sympheny is developing a software-as-a-service platform to support the planning of sustainable and resilient local energy systems. It also offers a cutting edge software platform to facilitate the identification of optimal energy supply solutions for neighborhoods, campuses, villages, and urban districts.
The company’s software is scalable, adaptable to different international environments, and promises significant speed and performance improvements compared to current industry workflows. Using a unique synthesis of intelligent analytics, intuitive interfaces, and diverse data streams, Sympheny’s platform can support the planners of local energy systems to quickly, comprehensively and effectively navigate the range of energy supply options for a given site, and to identify the optimal design solution for that site..
Hanwha Solutions is a newly formed corporation with the merger of Hanwha Chemical, Hanwha Q CELLS, and Hanwha Advanced Materials in January of 2020. Hanwha Solutions operates in three business areas: chemicals, total energy solutions, and advanced materials.
Hanwha Solutions’ Chemical Division (formerly Hanwha Chemical), the undisputed leader in South Korea’s petrochemical industry, is becoming a global chemical company with high-value-added products, cost competitiveness, and strategic investments.. .
Xenom Energy is reviving petroleum supply chain in Africa thorugh providing a B2B marketplace for easy access to petroleum products in Africa. By connecting independent fuel station owners to Oil Marketers through our tech-enabled and operations driven platform.
Fixing inefficient supply chains for the independent station owners and providing a sales platform where Oil marketers can easily sell out their petroleum products. We also provide credit, branding services and expansion loans to both oil marketers and independent station owners for their stations.
We are currently operating in Kenya, Uganda, DRC Congo and South Sudan.. .
Point Load Power
Point Load Power is a renewable and environment company that offers a solar energy project for C&I buildings with flat rooftops. It specializes in solar, renewables, rooftop, commercial & industrial, net-zero energy, Power, and building automation.
The company was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Pasadena, California.. .
What if your underground parking was also a source of renewable energy for our buildings? Enerdrape turns existing underground environments into renewable sources of energy for the heating and cooling needs of buildings. We develop an architecturally integrated technology that captures both geothermal and waste heat present in underground existing environments, such as underground parking, tunnels, stations, and others.
Our solution offers an alternative, cost-effective, and easier way to source renewable heat for heat pump systems. Enabling the energy transition and access to affordable and efficient renewable energy systems in existing urban environments..
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.. .
South Plains Petroleum
South Plains Petroleum, Inc. is an oil and gas “production” company which utilizes modern technology to re-evaluate data from old and abandoned wells thereby taking advantage of previous operators’ exploration efforts to find new and/or remaining reserves.
Their philosophy dramatically reduces risks and investments thus increasing potential profits. They are in the process of revitalizing substantial assets from 2 successful oil and gas companies located in West Central Texas and Louisiana..
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..
ANNEA provides the next generation of condition-based predictive maintenance and underperformance detection for renewable energy assets. It enables automated drive train vibration analysis, based on cutting edge artificial intelligence, physical modelling, and normal behaviour modelling.
Operators receive notifications about future failures up to 120 days in advance, containing detailed information on which component has a problem, the root cause of the problem, and the best time window for repair. Besides, ANNEA detects underperformance of renewable assets and helps to maximise energy production.
We optimise operations and maintenance across renewable energy sectors, reducing unplanned downtime and lost profit significantly, making green energy more affordable. Let’s accelerate the energy transition together!.
Clarios is an advanced energy storage solution that develops, manufacture and distributes a portfolio of evolving battery technologies. Clarios was created when the Johnson Controls Power Solutions business was sold to Brookfield Business Partners (BBU).
The new company is an $8B stand-alone business and a wholly-owned subsidiary.. .
Charge Ko Technologies
Charge Ko Technologies is an energy startup that is making owning and operating electric vehicles and other battery-powered devices more convenient and affordable while transitioning Africa towards clean mobility and universal energy access. Africa has 1.08 Billion mobile phone users and of these, 400 Million access the internet using their phones.
The Covid19 pandemic has led to 70% of mobile phone users spending more time on their phones and analysis of eight African markets by Cenfri found a 14% increase in online shopping and a 10% rise in usage of logistics platforms. In a McKinsey survey of consumers in key African economies during the crisis, over 30% said they were increasing their use of online and mobile banking tools.
Despite the increased reliance on these devices for communication, essential services and entertainment all day, they have one fundamental flaw. Their short battery life creates the need to charge them at least twice a day.
We are designing and deploying public pay per use phone charging stations. We are targeting locations including but not limited to transport hubs, restaurants, bars, hospitals and retail centres..
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.. .
3.5 billion people across the globe lack access to reliable power, while 789 million people completely lack access to power. In alignment with UN SDG#7, we develop microgrid solutions primarily to energize economic activities in underserved communities across the globe.
Our team is dedicated to continue to create innovative solutions to optimize the development and operation of microgrids. We also work with electric utilities to improve resiliency in rural communities at the edge of the grid as well as on island and coastland communities that are exposed to frequent natural disasters..
GZX® by GZ Energy, LLC is an industry leading custom-built software that eliminates market friction and ushers in a new era of emissions trading for separated (K2) Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits, and Oregon Clean Fuels Program (CFP) credits. The platform’s advantages and features were designed by a former trader to provide market participants with a modern way in which to efficiently transact compliance credits for physical bilateral settlement off platform.
• Broker and Frustration Free Trading • Customizable RIN Generator Lists • Firm Orders and Market Depth – No Ambiguity • Anonymous, Discreet Trading • Transparent and Filterable Market Trade History. .
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.. .
Khepra uses proprietary technology and excess renewable electricity to break down plastics and agricultural waste. The company applies ultrasonic technology to breaking waste streams into drop-in fuels in a novel, completely electrified process.
This process is used as a method to use excess solar and wind energy during curtailment and provide clean energy generation during times of low generation. The company is operating in San Francisco, California..
Gridware provides a grid monitoring system of sensors and software for the power distribution grid. The system centers around a low-cost hardware platform that is easily and permanently deployed to power poles.
The platform detects and predicts faults that ignite wildfires, expedites repairs during a power outage, and helps utilities demonstrate risk reduction to regulators through comprehensive asset health profiles.. .
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.. .
In-Pipe Robot provides inspection and analysis service of industrial and main pipelines of any configuration by self-designed robots. Our clients are companies from the following markets: a) Energy (Thermal and Renewable); b) Utility and Housing; c) Oil and Gas; d) Construction; e) Pipes manufacturing; f) Chemical.
The key features of our robots are: a) High Maneuverability; b) Velocity; c) Combined inspection (Teleinspection + Magnetic control). These features allow to save up to 55% of the costs and up to 33% of the time on pipeline maintenance..