2018 Pipeline by the Numbers
For the stats lovers among you, a data snapshot of our most geographically dispersed, technologically diverse, and mature applicant pool to date.
On Earth Day, we released new data on Hawaii’s path to clean energy, called Transcending Oil. It tells the story of how Hawaii can transition to clean energy faster than we thought, 84% by 2030. What’s holding us back?
On Earth Day, we released new data on Hawaii’s path to clean energy, called Transcending Oil. It tells the story of how Hawaii can transition to clean energy faster than anyone thought, 84% by 2030. What’s holding us back?
Each year, we find 15-20 companies that best fit our mission and fund each company up to $1 million to improve systems that impact people’s lives: energy, water, agriculture, and transportation.
Awarded to companies
Go Electric built a 3 MW microgrid at Camp Smith on Oahu, and is building a microgrid for an agricultural community on the Big Island.
Lisa made the leap from Rolls Royce’s venture team to start Go Electric, a startup based in Indiana. The company is scaling microgrid hardware and software that integrates solar, batteries, and other energy sources to provide reliable power to critical facilities.Grid
TerViva planted 50 acres of pongamia, a crop that produces biofuel and cattle feed, on fallow agricultural land.
Naveen started TerViva to develop new trees that grow sustainably on abandoned land, using less water and fertilizer than other crops, and creating multiple revenue streams for farmers.Agriculture
WaterSmart has engaged over 700 residents across Oahu and Hawaii Island in improving water-use efficiency and utility customer engagement.
WaterSmart provides personalized water use information directly to customers, helping people take quick actions that reduce water bills 3-5%.Water
Stem deployed 1 MW of distributed energy storage with 25 schools, nonprofits, and businesses in Hawaii.
Stem combines powerful learning software with energy storage to automate energy savings for schools, nonprofits, and businesses.Grid
T-REX is developing an optimizer tool to enhance efficiency in securitization and is working to demonstrate this end-to-end solution on a portfolio of renewable energy assets in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific.
Benji started T-REX to connect institutional investors with renewable energy assets and drive down the cost of renewable energy development.Fintech
At scale, Opus 12’s technology can turn trash to treasure by incorporating novel electrode materials into a commercially-available electrochemical reactor.
Opus 12 co-founders, Etosha, Kendra, and Nicholas, bonded over their mutual interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and teamed up to develop their research on carbon dioxide utilization into an economically viable process
Shifted Energy connected more than 300 water heaters to Oahu’s electric grid to store excess solar and wind.
Olin Lagon is a serial entrepreneur who founded Shifted Energy to turn electric water heaters into batteries that can store excess renewable energy.Grid
Ibis Networks partnered with Hawaii Energy and the University of Hawaii to deploy 1,300 Intelisockets across three campuses.
Ibis Networks reduces plug-level energy use by 40% by turning off devices in schools, hotels, and offices when no one is present.Efficiency
Geli is currently working with 20+ Hawaii installers to model and right-size solar-plus-storage systems.
Design-to-automation software for the rapid deployment of energy storageGrid