Clean Energy Spotlights (July 2022)

At CEBN, we see innovators and entrepreneurs every day working to create a more affordable, sustainable, and accessible clean energy future. We will be sharing stories of our Premium Members as examples of clean energy change makers.

This month, meet small businesses championing data analytics, solar power, batteries, and engineering solutions to push clean energy forward.

ecoLong to support NY Community Power Project

ecoLong will provide the technology for a newly-announced Community Virtual Power Plant Project in New York that will create a network of homes to capture and store energy. ecoLong leverages machine-learning to track when energy is used and determine when to sell off energy. During a press event, Rep. Tonko and Mayor McCarthy highlighted that the project will reduce energy costs for low and middle-income families.

 4.0 Analytics partners with NJ City on Efficiency

In concert with Earth Day on Friday, April 22, the City of East Orange, New Jersey officially launched its “Green Initiative” — a dynamic new partnership with 4.0 Analytics, whose Mechanic On Board® technology improves vehicle operating efficiency while reducing carbon emissions. Installation of the technology began in January 2022 and will outfit multiple light and medium duty vehicles of the municipal fleet. Adding to this historical launch, 4.0 Analytics is the “first ever and only” Black-owned company in this industry segment.

Dynamhex wins Zurich Innovations Championship

Out of over 2,600 entrants, Baltimore-based Dynamhex was selected as one of two finalists to work with Zurich North America. The major insurance company, Zurich, will host Dynamex in a 12-week accelerator phase to explore use of its software product as a tool for helping customers measure aggregate carbon emissions, which leads to meaningful conversations regarding the emissions produced from their assets.

NEXT Energy unveils its first U.S. Window Wall

NEXT Energy Technologies, in collaboration with manufacturing and glazing partner Walters & Wolf, recently unveiled a demonstration project of a transparent photovoltaic prototype wall in Fremont, CA. NEXT’s proprietary transparent PV coating transforms commercial windows into energy-producing solar panels by converting unwanted infrared and UV light into electricity. Looking beyond rooftop solar or fields of panels, this technology has the potential to bring solar power to new customers – through their windows.

Texas Wind Tower CEO joins Institute for Carbon Management

CEBN welcomes new Premium Member John Buttles! John is the President of Texas Wind Tower and has recently joined the staff at UCLA’s Institute for Carbon Management. ICM pioneers research and technology development to create transformative carbon management solutions for heavy industry. The group is currently working on engineering solutions that include commercial scale CO2 utilization, AI applications in concrete, and seawater mineralization.

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