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November 23, 2020 | Tom Ballard

“Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator” participants spotlighted in a series

File this article under the heading of “What are they doing in other Southeastern states?”

The Alabama NewsCenter has completed a series spotlighting the 10 start-ups participating in the inaugural edition of the “Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator.” The companies specialize in technology and business models to enhance the future of energy, including a digital marketplace for the electric wholesale industry, battery storage and microgrid solutions, and smart home software.

Here are links to the companies in alphabetical order. Their “Demo Day” is December 8.

  • Ashipa Electric, based in Birmingham, is building microgrid management software that eases the development and operation of a microgrid as well as its integration to utility distribution infrastructure.
  • Con.doit, also based in Birmingham, is bringing commercial and industrial electrical systems into the 21st century by taking records of electrical systems from paper drawings to digital electrical system records in the cloud where they can be put through efficiency modeling, failure simulations, system analysis and Internet of Things monitoring.
  • Elektrik, based in Lindon, UT, is developing the first online marketplace for electricians.
  • EnergyHawk, which comes from Boston, is creating an ecosystem for third-party energy companies to efficiently locate and contact their ideal customers by using satellite-powered energy assessments to create an energy usage profile at individual facilities throughout North America.
  • Project Canary, based in Denver, that is developing the ESG (environmental, sustainability and governance) platform to provide the ability to empirically prove responsible operations for its users.
  • Resilient Power Systems, based in Atlanta, is focused on modernizing the 100-year old electric grid with all the benefits of technology today in order to increase reliability and efficiency, while also lowering costs. As part of its work, the company aspires to replace dependencies on foreign supply chains and foreign-made equipment with American-made alternatives.
  • Shipshape Solutions, based in Austin, is focused on making homes smart enough to take care of themselves by delivering technology solutions for homeowners and home service providers that are safe, reliable and efficient.
  • Sync from New York City is utilizing artificial intelligence/machine learning in an on demand manner that streamlines planning and operations for utilities.
  • TruSpin, another Birmingham-based start-up, is focused on mass producing nanofibers that can help increase the storage of electricity in batteries.
  • Virimodo from Brooklyn, NY that has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in cities by making it simple for buildings to become carbon neutral.

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