Members News and Views

See below for exciting updates and/or media coverage of CEBN members, along with opinion pieces. Any opinions represented are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the CEBN as a whole.

Introspective Systems (Portland, ME): Letter to the Editor—Collins Bill Promotes Energy Innovation


Kay Aikin, Founder and CEO of Introspective Systems, authored an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald expressing support for Sen. Collins’ introduction of the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act and co-sponsorship of the Promoting Grid Storage Act. These bills would boost federal funding for energy storage research and enhance coordination across the federal government to accelerate energy storage research.

Introspective Systems, headquartered in Portland, Maine, is at the forefront of the revolution to manage variable renewable energy.


IonPower Group (Navarre, FL): Power to Mars, by Richard Adams for Spacecom

Spacecom, June 21, 2019

Rich Adams profiled IonPower Group’s potentially game-changing technology that could soon generate electricity on Mars, and it is is neither solar PV nor nuclear power… He writes, “It is Ion Harvesting Technology and designed to convert the abundant supply of electrically-charged ions native to the Martian atmosphere into useable electricity, day and night.” Read the full piece here.


Chaac Technologies (Salt Lake City, UT): Energy Cast: Episode 61 | Ambidextrous Airship

Energy Cast, June 28, 2019


Jake Hammock, Co-founder and CEO of Chaac Technologies, discussed his firm’s revolutionary atmospheric water generative technology on the Energy Cast podcast. Chaac provides clean energy and water to service omnichannel industrial, agricultural, commercial, and consumer needs across the world. Listen to the podcast here.

Learn more about Chaac Technologies.


White Harvest Energy (Chattanooga, TN): Rethinking Tennessee’s energy future | Opinion

The Tennesseean, June 27, 2019

Ben Edgar, President and Founder of Tennessee-based White Harvest Energy, penned an op-ed in the Tennesseean vouching for federal investment in clean energy R&D programs, in particular those that support small businesses. Learn more about what White Harvest Energy does.


LEEDCo (Cleveland, OH): Lake Erie wind project breaks the ice on energy innovation

Crain’s Cleveland Business, June 9, 2019

Lake Erie Energy Development Co. is one step closer to constructing the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America and leading the way on clean energy innovation in the Midwest.


Flash Steelworks (Washington, MI): Opinion: Investment turns the Rust Belt green

The Detroit News, May 1, 2019

Gary Cola, President of Michigan-based Flash Steelworks, penned an op-ed in the Detroit News vouching for federal investment in clean energy R&D programs. Gary participated in the CEBN’s fly-in this March, and met with several members of Congress expressing support for continued robust funding for innovation programs within DOE. Learn more about the innovative work Flash Steelworks is doing in part thanks to SBIR funding.


Sustainable Energy in America Factbook Webinar

Produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the Factbook provides new industry information and trends on the U.S. energy economy, with an in-depth look at the energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy sectors as well as emerging areas such as battery storage and sustainable transportation.

The CEBN and BCSE produced a webinar briefing on the 2019 Factbook featuring experts from various clean energy sectors. Access the webinar through the form below.


Go Electric (Andersen, IN): Washington Post Profiles Incubator Participants

The Washington Post | July, 2017 — The Washington Post recently featured Go Electric’s selection for the Wells Fargo’s Innovation Incubator program.


eSai LLC (Reistertown, MD): Firm Wins SBA Award—2018 Maryland Woman Owned Business of the Year

Association of Energy Engineers | May 2018 — The Small Business Administration has selected eSai LLC as the 2018 Maryland Woman Owned Business of the Year. The SBA presented the award in a ceremony on June 7.


Onboard Dynamics (Bend, OR): A Game-Changer for Natural Gas Vehicle Fueling

The Southern Oregon Business Journal | April 2018 — The CEBN highlighted Rita Hansen, CEO and co-founder of Onboard Dynamics, in the February 2018 release of Faces Behind the Facts, a project that profiles individuals working to advance the clean energy economy. The Southern Oregon Business Journal featured Rita Hansen’s profile, in the April 2018 issue of its publication.


MHR Development (Norwalk, CT): Wilton among state leaders in solar technology

The Hour | March 15, 2018 — MHR Development, clean energy consulting and project development firm, is overseeing a series of four solar projects at public schools in Wilton, CT. This is one of the largest projects of its kind in the state.


Energy Technology Savings, Inc. (Livingston, NJ): OP-ED: If Congress Cuts Energy Programs, We’ll Be Stuck with the (Higher) Bill

NJ Spotlight | March 7, 2018 — CEBN member Energy Technology Savings CEO Jeff Hendler’s Op-Ed in NJ Spotlight makes the case for federal energy efficiency programs, arguing that if Congress cuts funds “we’d be the ones stuck with the higher bills.”