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Companies


COMPANIES

 

Powerhouse's Incubator & Accelerator house over 100 solar+ entrepreneurs and 17 of the most ingenious new energy startups and organizations in the country. Since inception, Powerhouse startups generated $52M in revenue, raised $287M in capital, employed 386 people, and contributed to the installation of 242 MW of solar in the US and abroad. Powerhouse startups operate globally, driving intelligent energy innovation in countries such as Australia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Benin.

 

 

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Companies


COMPANIES

 

Powerhouse's Incubator & Accelerator house over 100 solar+ entrepreneurs and 17 of the most ingenious new energy startups and organizations in the country. Since inception, Powerhouse startups generated $52M in revenue, raised $287M in capital, employed 386 people, and contributed to the installation of 242 MW of solar in the US and abroad. Powerhouse startups operate globally, driving intelligent energy innovation in countries such as Australia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Benin.

 

 

ACCELERATOR COMPANIES

 

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Mapping the install basis of residential solar

Hot 4 Solar is building the most robust database and services platform in the industry, addressing  common barriers to customer acquisition through insights into street-level market share, penetration, and adoption rates. 


earn income Powering the developing wolrd 

The Sun Exchange platform enables users to buy and own remote income-generating solar assets that power businesses and communities in Africa via the blockchain. 


shade analysis WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE

Photon speeds up your site visits by letting you do instant, accurate shade analysis with your smartphone or tablet.


Estimating software for solar installers

PVBid enables faster and more accurate solar estimating through analytics and machine learning. 


Helping the best solar companies scale through referrals

Solar.ai helps solar companies provide a better customer experience and scale through referrals.


EMPOWERING everyday people with solar profit

Sunbanc empowers people to profit from the sun by connecting homeowners going solar with crowd capital, creating meaningful returns for all.


UNDERSTAND POWER USAGE

We help our customers use electrical power efficiently, reduce peak load through intelligent demand side management, monitor and control equipment. Log usage, analyze and identify potential cost savings.


POWERING GROWTH IN WEST AFRICA

Volta provides financing to increase energy access for productive uses in West Africa.  Volta pre-finances solar systems in the 1 - 50 kW range for three types of customers: agriculture, SMEs, and healthcare facilities.


A COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY SOLAR MARKETPLACE

Sunswarm Community Solar Marketplace provides customer acquisition and subscriber management software for community solar developers.


SOLAR FINANCING SIMPLIFIED

SunFi enables installers to sell more solar with simple, installer-friendly point-of-sale financing tools.


We Speak Solar

BrightCurrent is the nation's largest retail provider of home solar solutions.  We help leading retailers like Best Buy and Sears design and execute direct to consumer clean energy programs.


Empowering solar contractors everywherE

PVComplete is a b2b platform for seamless solar project design from concept to construction.


AUTOMATES FINANCIAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

RPM's software allows our customers to efficiently scale their financial and operational workflows by automating data heavy manual tasks and mitigating the risk of costly human errors.


REIMAGINING THE AFRICAN UTILITY

  • Standard Microgrid is reinventing the African utility with an innovative approach to distributed renewable energy services. We provide reliable power to the communities we serve, exciting growth opportunities for our partners and staff, and exceptional financial returns to our investors.


Energy data for new energy companies

At UtilityAPI, we're building the universal API for energy data. We get data out of utilities and into the hands of companies that can use it, such as solar, energy storage, and energy management companies. We have paying customers and excellent growth. 

 

INCUBATOR COMPANIES

ENERGY STORAGE FOR THE FUTURE

Avalon Battery develops, manufactures and delivers advanced rechargeable battery-based energy storage systems. The company increases the value delivered by renewable and distributed energy sources including solar PV. Avalon also delivers groundbreaking value in telecom power, utility grid, micro-grid, peak shaving and ancillary services markets.


An intelligence-driven approach to energy and water management

Bright Power provides energy and water management solutions for portfolio owners and developers, saving them energy, water, money and time. We focus on multifamily residential buildings, reducing waste and improving cash flow.


Solar expertise. delivered daily.

CivicSolar accelerates the adoption of solar power through our role as the most efficient and responsive distributor in the solar industry. 


Strategy and Tactics for Success in Energy Markets

Extensible Energy delivers market insights and advanced technology solutions for utilities, solar companies, and energy customers. With more than three decades of experience in electricity markets, EE can help you find opportunities as these markets shift.


Terrain Agnostic, Utility Single-Axis Tracker

Nevados Engineering helps solar project developers and contractors by decreasing the complexity necessary to design, install and operate commercial, industrial and utility-scale systems. (Former Powerhouse  company)


MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCY AND SAVINGS

Solar Analytics provides solar and energy data, performance and analysis for residential home owners.


Microgrid energy access solution

Powerhive uses its proprietary technology platform to develop, finance and manage the world’s most bankable and advanced solar microgrids. We deliver clean, renewable energy to unlock the economic potential of off-grid areas in emerging markets. 


Accelerating your solar business

SolarNexus is the premier information technology for solar sales and installation businesses to profitably operate and scale their sales and operations.  (Former Powerhouse company)
 


turn sunshine into savings

Mosaic makes it easy to go solar and maximize your savings. We’ll connect you to our network of certified local solar contractors and provide a loan for the full cost of the solar panels and installation.  (Former Powerhouse company)


Predictive analytics for better batteries

Voltaiq is a full-lifecycle SaaS informatics and analytics platform for energy storage and mobile power. For companies developing and operating batteries and battery-powered products, Voltaiq provides key insights into battery performance by tracking device behavior throughout the product lifecycle, and automates routine data management tasks, providing real-time, interactive access to battery data, which helps accelerate development, increase productivity, optimize device operation, and reduce warranty risks. (Former Powerhouse company)


RISK MANAGEMENT FOR SOLAR

We aim to strengthen the solar industry by increasing transparency, improving investment decision-making, and enabling efficient risk management. (Former Powerhouse company)


BRINGING ENERGY TO SOLAR COMMUNICATIONS

With offices in San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle, London and Taiwan, Impress Labs is a team of 50 solar communicators dedicated to building solar brands through tribe-building content marketing, website design and bold PR and marketing campaigns. We understand energy—and we bring it to our solar and storage clients.

 

INCUBATOR ORGANIZATIONS

BUILDING A STRONG SOLAR INDUSTRY TO POWER AMERICA

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education.


PUTTING SOLAR IN THE HANDS OF ALL CALIFORNIANS

The mission of CALSEIA is to promote the growth of the solar industry and expand the use of all solar technologies throughout California. CALSEIA accomplishes its mission through policy development, advocacy, education, networking, and business services. (Former Powerhouse company)


THE COMMUNITY'S AGENT FOR SOLAR

Organized with the goal to create the first  “net zero green zone” in a low-moderate income community in California to demonstrate that such communities with the proper partners can sustain and launch financial viable community solar projects.


Creating Integrated Distribution Grids – One State At A Time

More Than Smart helps states create an integrated electricity distribution grid to move towards a network grid infrastructure that expands use of the existing system, puts clean energy on par with polluting sources and saves ratepayers money by reducing the need for expensive centralized energy systems.


Accelerating the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy

CSE is a mission-driven nonprofit organization providing clean energy program design and management and technical advisory services. Headquartered in San Diego, CSE works nationwide in the clean energy industry with support of offices in Los Angeles, Boston and Oakland, California.


The Innovation Network that Drives Sustainability

We’re building the innovation network that drives sustainability – a platform enabling match-making and connectivity between start-ups and the corporate-strategic entities and investors that can help them scale. And it’s that connectivity that’s driving the world’s most compelling data service for private company information in clean energy, natural resources, and industrial sectors. (Former Powerhouse company)

 
 

ACQUIRED COMPANIES

InSource Energy offers an array of financing options, including PPAs, loans, and leases, for a variety of clean energy assets. Insource works with customers to understand their energy strategy and provide customized solutions for businesses. InSource Energy was acquired by SunEd in 2015.


Sunible simplifies the home solar buying experience by helping homeowners discover, compare, and choose solar providers online.  Sunible was acquired by My Domino in 2015.


UnThink Solar is a solar-based marketing and advocacy startup specializing in solar marketing and social media strategies, with an emphasis on guerilla and content marketing. The goal at UnThink Solar is to dissemble and reconstruct common misconceptions surrounding the solar industry.  UnThink Solar was acquired by Impress Labs in 2015.


Cleantech Group is a San Francisco based consulting firm with a mission to accelerate sustainable innovation.  Cleantech Group was acquired by Enovation Partners in 2016.