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Each year, we identify 10 game-changing companies globally in the field of clean energy technology and innovation. Winners are unveiled at The Summit, offering invaluable press attention and networking opportunities.

Winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts from, academia, corporations, utilities, finance and technology incubators. Our technology experts advise the panel through the assessment stages.

Meet the 2014 Winners

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Breathing Buildings

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Breathing Buildings is an ultra-low energy ventilation company that provides a unique range of patented natural ventilation products as well as innovative ventilation modelling services.


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1366 Technologies

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1366 Technologies has developed an innovative manufacturing technique for producing silicon wafers, the basic building blocks of solar cells, at a fraction of today’s cost.


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Bridgelux

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Bridgelux is a pioneer in LED and solid-state lighting technologies, developing next-generation embedded light source solutions.


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Coolerado

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Coolerado designs and manufactures super-energy-efficient air conditioning for commercial and industrial use, based on a proprietary, patented and proven technology.


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Genomatica

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Genomatica develops and licenses complete manufacturing processes for producing many of the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative bio-feedstocks, at competitive cost and with greater sustainability than petroleum-based processes.


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Green Energy Group

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Green Energy Group provides turn-key modular geothermal wellhead plants, which reduce capital expenses and project risk and allow for quicker payback on investment.


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M-KOPA Solar

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M-KOPA Solar brings together asset financing, mobile technology and solar innovation to connect off grid, low income homes to energy.


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Oasys Water

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Oasys Water is providing sustainable solutions to transform the world’s most difficult and contaminated waters into valuable resources.


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Renmatix

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Renmatix is a technology licensor that enables the production of petrochemicals from plants, with a process that has a low cost method for converting a wide range of non-food biomass into cellulosic sugars.


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Younicos

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Younicos is a technology-open system integrator and provider of control and energy management software, for storage applications ranging from ramping of renewables to frequency regulation and renewable islands grids.


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Criteria

New Energy Pioneers are typically in the start-up phase but have innovative, proven technologies, robust business models, the ability to demonstrate traction and momentum in their activities and the potential for global scale. New Energy Pioneers:

  • Will have been operating for 10 or less years
  • Do not have to be technology companies but their service or product must be new, different and disruptive
  • Will generally have annual sales of under $25m
  • Will typically be privately held, often with venture capital investors
  • May be quoted, though more likely on a venture or junior exchange
  • Will generally not be part of larger conglomerates
  • Winners are expected to attend the annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

Applicants are judged on three fundamental criteria:

Potential scale

What is the scale of the opportunity being addressed? Is it a nice niche but of limited scale? Will it transform a major industry, or could it change the world impacting everyone? Is your business local or can it be rolled out in multiple geographical markets? Will it spawn an entire ecosystem of new supporting businesses?

Innovation

How original is your technology or business model? Is it a ground-breaking modification of what others are doing, or is it something completely new? Is your technology patented or otherwise protected from being copied? Do you have a plan to stay ahead of the game?

Momentum

Can you demonstrate strong traction? Are you still funded by R&D grants or are you making real commercial sales? Do you have strong industry partnerships in place? Have you established distribution channels to take your product or service to market? Are making meaningful and consistently growing sales? Is your executive team experienced in successfully launching new ventures?

2013 Winners

Winners of the 2013 New Energy Pioneers were unveiled at the annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, which offers invaluable press attention and networking opportunities.

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Advantix Systems

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Advantix Systems, a global clean energy company based in Sunrise, FL, has harnessed a breakthrough, patented technology using salt water that reduces HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) energy consumption by 30 to 50 percent.

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BuildingIQ

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BuildingIQ is a leading provider of advanced energy management software that actively predicts and manages HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) loads in commercial buildings. As the only supplier of patent-pending Predictive Energy Optimizationtm technology, BuildingIQ’s cloud-based solution is powering energy savings in buildings across the globe with reductions in HVAC energy costs by up to 25 percent.

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d.light

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d.light is a for-profit social enterprise whose purpose is to create new freedoms for customers without access to reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future. Improving the lives of 15 million people in the developing world since its founding in 2007, d.light will transform the lives of at least 100 million people by 2020. d.light serves over 40 countries, with more than 10,000 retail outlets, 10 field offices and regional hubs in the U.S., China, India and Africa.

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Draker

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Draker’s proprietary Clarity DC hardware and Intelligent Array software provide PV system owners and operators tools to increase energy yield and lower operating and maintenance costs through pinpoint troubleshooting and ROI-based O&M decision-making.

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@drakerenergy

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EcoNation

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EcoNation is the inventor of smart daylight technology and smart daylight business. Through proprietary technology and a customised financial model, EcoNation invests in clients’ roofs and in their energy savings.

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Ecosphere

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Ecosphere Technologies (OTCQB: ESPH) is a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative US manufacturing company that develops non-chemical water treatment solutions for industrial markets.

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Harvest Power

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Harvest Power diverts discarded organic materials from landfills and produces renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers through anaerobic digestion and composting.

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@HarvestPower

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Joule

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Joule capitalizes on global abundance of waste CO2 to economically produce renewable fuels and chemicals from sunlight. The company’s Sunflow™ products drop into conventional fuel blendstock in high percentages, displacing more oil than biofuels and allowing seamless adoption. Manufactured without feedstock constraints or complex processing, Sunflow fuels achieve high volumes and low costs with no dependence on subsidies or precious natural resources.

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Opower

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Opower’s engagement platform and solution suite enables utilities to involve their customers in programmes that support energy efficiency goals, smart grid and new rate structures, brand loyalty and lowering the cost of service.

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@Opower

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Whitewater

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Whitewater technologies is the inventor of a platform-based software solution for smart water network management and a self-learning water analytics software tool that supplements SCADA’s ability to analyse continuous data streams in real time.

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Selection Committee

Judging is undertaken by a panel of industry experts from, academia, corporations, utilities, finance and technology incubators. Bloomberg New Energy Finance technology experts advise the panel through the assessment stages.

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DOUG ARENT

Senior Scientist, NREL Executive Director of the Joint Institute Strategic Energy Analysis

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ROB BERNARD

Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft

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CRAIG COBURN

CEO, BP Emerging Business and Ventures

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PJ DESCHENES

Principal, Greentech Capital Advisors

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PETER GUTMAN

Managing Director, Energy, Resources & Infrastructure, Standard Chartered Bank

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WENDOLYN HOLLAND

Director, Holland Consulting

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BRUCE HUBER

Founder and Managing Partner, Alexa Capital

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SUSAN KISH

Head of Cross Media Initiatives, Bloomberg

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MICHAEL LIEBREICH

Chief Executive, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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HANNE MAY

Head of Energy Communications, ergo Unternehmens kommunikation

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NICK SANGERMANO

Managing Director, Ambata Capital Partners

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MICHAEL WILSHIRE

Director of Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

 

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Applications for the 2015 New Energy Pioneers open September 1, 2014. Please contact us at pioneers@bloomberg.net for any queries.