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The 2016 New Energy Sector Pioneers

Bloomberg New Energy Finance gives new list of 10 companies who have been significant in forwarding the energy sector.

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Being the potential front-runners in revolutionized the energy sector, 10 companies were selected by the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to be part of this year’s New Energy Sector Pioneers. They were recognized at the ninth annual BNEF Summit in New York City.

The listed 10 out of the many applicants from around the world were assessed based on their potential scale, innovation and momentum by an independent panel of industry experts with the help of BNEF’s analysts and technology experts.

Source: BNEF

“This year, we were impressed by the very strong set of candidates we received for the New Energy Pioneers program, and the range of activities that they cover – including solar, wind, storage, transport, bioenergy, energy smart technologies and machine learning,” said Michael Wilshire, the selection committee chair and head of analysis and transformation at BNEF.

Michael Wilshire (Source: Eco Summit)

He followed, “”We were delighted to see the breadth of innovation that is happening in the industry and struck by the impact that those organizations could have on the energy system of the future. We are as always very grateful to our group of external judges on the selection committee who had the challenging task of narrowing the field of entries to a final set of 10 winners.”

Here are the 2016 New Energy Pioneers, as described by Renewable Energy Focus:


24M (USA) addresses the world’s need for affordable energy storage with a new, more cost-effective approach – semi-solid lithium-ion technology.

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The new energy sector heroes (Source: 24M Twitter)

AutoGrid Systems

AutoGrid Systems (USA) is a leading provider of intelligent and scalable software-as-a-service solutions that optimize supply and demand flexibility across a diverse portfolio of distributed energy resources.

The new energy sector heroes (Source: AutoGrid Systems Twitter)

Emergya Wind Technologies

Emergya Wind Technologies (The Netherlands) is revolutionising wind energy by providing localised, distributed energy, at below grid power pricing, to a wide variety of customer segments.

The new energy sector heroes (Source: Emergya Wind Technologies)


FirstFuel (USA) offers advanced data analytics and insights that help improve and optimize energy consumption in buildings.

The new energy sector heroes (Source: FirstFuel Twitter)


Mobisol (Germany), since 2012, has equipped more than 40,000 rural homes and businesses with solar home systems in Tanzania and Rwanda – making it one of Africa’s largest and fastest growing providers of off-grid solar systems to homes and businesses.

The new energy sector heroes (Source: Mobisol Twitter)

Newlight Technologies

Newlight Technologies (USA) uses carbon capture technology to convert greenhouse gas emissions into AirCarbon, a high-performance material that replaces a wide range of oil-based plastics by out-competing on price and performance.

The new energy sector heroes (Source: Newlight Twitter)

Sentient Science

Sentient Science (USA) predicts failures in wind components before they happen, using materials science and high performance computing to determine the earliest point in time when cracks initiate and grow within rotating metal components.

The new energy sector heroes (Source: Sentient Science Twitter)


SolarKiosk (Germany) offers modular off-grid solar powered business centers, enabling last-mile distribution of products and services to untapped markets in remote rural areas worldwide.

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The new energy sector heroes (Source: SolarKiosk Twitter)


Verdezyne (USA) is a bio-based chemicals company, with a synthetic biology platform that produces a variety of chemicals from renewable, non-food sources.

The new energy sector heroes (Source: Verdezyne)


Vigilent (USA) is pioneering the use of internet-of-things, machine learning, and predictive analytics to deliver dynamic cooling management in mission critical environments such as data centres.

The new energy sector heroes (Source: Vigilent Linkedin)

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